I'm solidly behind any effort to show that we're more than just our marginal contribution to our bank account, the bottom line of our employer or the gross national product of our country. But it's important to look at the whole picture.
We measure gross domestic product because we believe that the higher our GDP is, the better life will be in our country, and the happier we will be as citizens. The problem is GDP is not a good measurement of well-being.
Isn't now a good and appropriate time to advocate a different type of framework for living, a new prosperity, one that is simply more evolved in its vision and can lead to a greater sense of subjective well-being?