It's that time of year again! For many, August means back to school. Whether you're a parent, a teacher, or you just see the rush for supplies and uniforms, we all know it marks a seasonal shift and a good time to make changes. This month, we encourage you to take stock of where you are in your life. What is enough? In looking at that question, you might need to make some hard choices. You can focus on big issues like the TED Talk below, thinking about wealth and equality, or you can start with the box of old children's art projects in the closet - either way, it's a worthwhile endeavor! Figure out your 'enough,' and you're one step closer to working toward a more sustainable, fair world!
 
If you have influence in a project or organization and want to wrestle more with this question, check out our upcoming online course Regenerative Leadership. Learn how  to put your leadership role to good use, creating a more sustainable and equitable world for all. 
What we're watching:
What is enough? This funny, insightful TED Talk explores just this question, digging into the experiments that a small business owner ran in the areas of wealth, rent and equality to think about the concept of 'enough' and greed. What is a reasonable rate for CEOs to earn? Why can't we calculate rent based on what profit should be, not what it could be? Apply it to your life - how will you choose to change the world with the power of enough?
What we're reading:
We love our stuff, but we also dream of being free of it. It's a bit of a paradox. Having control over our possessions gives us a feeling of control over our lives, yet we're constantly bombarded with messages to buy and consume. Nostalgia and inertia lodge items in our garages for decades, so aim for simplicity! Decide what is enough. Give value to some items, and get rid of the rest. Read more in this short NY Times article on managing clutter.
What we're inspired by:


"To know what to leave out and what to put in; just where and just how, ah, that is to have been educated in knowledge of simplicity." - 

Frank Lloyd Wright

The Centre's Team
UPEACE Centre for Executive Education 
University for Peace, established by the General Assembly of the United Nations

A big thank you to Centre contributor Veronika Merenco for sharing the "What is Enough" TED Talk above. If you have a good idea for Three Thought Thursday, send it to us and we'll consider it for a future issue! 
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