The recent World Congress for the International Positive Psychology Association happened immediately following the horrific terrorist attacks that occurred in Norway, taking the lives of dozens of people and devastating many many more. As I mentioned last week, a comment was made at the congress that “if one person can do this much bad in the world, imagine how much good we could all do together.”
It’s a beautiful sentiment and it makes me think of starting my own clandestine group to create disruption in the world. But rather than creating death, destruction and mayhem, we would create beauty, peace and happiness. What would you call a group like this? How would you define the opposite of terrorism?
So far, the best word I have come up with is “elevationism.”
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