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The Good Life and The Big Rethink

The Big Rethink leaves one LR Quadrant reader with suspicions that there is a better life out there

A digital version of Peter Buchanan’s 4th The Big Rethink essay in last month’s issue

As a non-architect and new subscriber to AR, Peter Buchanan’s essays (and the Future Frontiers video online) have been a revelation. By day I work in a cubicle shuffling bits of paper around and have the job title ‘Systems Engineer’ (LR quadrant). In the evening I re-fuel my addiction for flickr and ebay here in the provinces. So Peter’s explanation of Integral theory has left me with an even deeper feeling of entrapment and a suspicion that there really is a better life out there somewhere − indeed the perfect complement to any mid-life crisis!

Fraser Donachie, comment on AR website

The Big Rethink

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