Amanda Tattersall writes: A key concept in community organising is ‘self-interest’.’ Self-interest” is a frequently used phrase, and like “community organising”, it is an often misunderstood term. When community organisers use the term self-interest we contrast it to ‘selfish’ and ‘selfless’. The word self-interest derives from the Latin word inter-esse which means ‘to be among’. The idea of a person’s self-interest is not simply about ‘getting rich’, but rather is a broad concept that speaks to the passions, interests, hobbies and legacy we want to have in our lives as we live and work in relationships with those who we love, and the natural environment that allows us to thrive.
How alliances to stop climate change are possible, but require a radical rethinking of how we work together
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