Quality as Nourishment

World War II left us a legacy: the idea that more is better. Today’s economic practices reinforce this idea. But it’s not quantity that truly nourishes us, but quality. Quality has to be the discriminating criterion and replace our obsession with quantity. When we focus on quality as nourishing us instead of quantity, plants and animals cease to be simple resources but instead become a source of nourishment that enlivens us. The result is a respectful co-being with others, past, present, and future.