Comments on: Effective Networking (Be Selfless) Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:53:13 +0000 hourly 1 By: Darren Torpey Wed, 25 Oct 2006 02:56:00 +0000 Yeah, originally it was the core argument of the longest (and probably best) paper I ever wrote for a philosophy class. The paper was for Roger Gottlieb‘s Philosophy and the Environment class and my paper was arguing that Deep Ecology (that is, a genuine sense of concern for and desire to nurture the environment) can only truly be achieved by expanding your sense of personal well-being (self) to include your environment.

I remember when that came up while we were talking about how someone can be genuinely selfish and selfless (by usual standards) at the same time. One might speculate that this is the key ingredient required for “win-win” thinking to really work in the long run — both parties have to perceive the others’ interests as part of their interests, too.

Just a thought…

By the way, I remember enjoying Walls when you lent it to me. Though I agree that it’s not his strongest work, I think that’s just a testament to how good his strongest works are.