Are We Being Good Ancestors?

An Epidemic of Goodwill


Dr. Jonas Salk, inventor of the polio vaccine, founder of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and co-founder of the Human Futures Foundation, believed that if we were to orient ourselves by asking if we were being good ancestors, a new and necessary paradigm shift would occur in human ethics.


Dr. Salk also believed that the world problematic would be solved by an epidemic of goodwill in which our mutual self-interest would be best served by becoming more altruistic; a shift in perspective that begs another question, 'Is it the dollar value of a human or the human value of a dollar?'


Through its Jonas Salk Prize and its programming in support of medical research and forum outreach, the Human Futures Foundation continues  exploration into these and other questions regarding fulfillment in what it means to be human, including our responsibility to self and to other.


How would you answer?


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