by Corey DeVos

Eleanor Roosevelt once said that “poor minds discuss people, average minds discuss events, and great minds discuss ideas.” Integral minds, we might add, discuss all three.

In Integral Life’s new Daily Evolver series, host Jeff Salzman explores some of the greatest and most pressing news stories of our time, lending some much-needed perspective to the people, events, and ideas that shape the world around us. The Daily Evolver uses the Integral lens to help make sense of the complexity, anxiety, and turbulence that surrounds our lives, offering a regular touchpoint for one of the most important practices of all: the practice of staying informed.

This week’s Daily Evolver explores the political carnival that already surrounds the 2012 Presidential election. As of now, President Obama’s popularity seems to be through the roof, while the Republicans continue to search for a viable candidate to bring to the national stage. Of course, there’s a long way to go before the vote is actually cast—and if history has taught us anything, it’s that the polls and pundits have little predictive power this far ahead of the actual election, if any at all. Just as the unexpected news of Osama bin Laden’s death seems to have helped the President’s re-election chances, the finger of fate can just as easily shift again. See what comes up for you as David and I discuss what we see from an Integral perspective as election season starts to heat up.

Excepts from the Daily Evolver Dialogs
… an on-going conversation on current events from an integral perspective, with Jeff Salzman and David Riordan, published by Integral Life.

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