In defining progress, we need to recognise that human beings are social: we gain our sense of who we are and how we feel through the quality of our connections with other people. Our connections cover both emotional and physical relationships. These links create the complex patterns that are our societies and communities. So how do social beings decide what a good – or even just a better – society is, and define what we mean by progress? Society is by definition about these connections.
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