Rethinking the World from the Perspective of Buen Vivir

What is the key idea of Buen Vivir? What is Buen Vivir?

„We will never create a perfect world. And we should be aware of that.“ Carlos Taibo, 2015

This article outlines the scope and limits of Buen Vivir, which can be translated as ‘good life’ or ‘good living’. This ‘good life’ has always been a pluralistic concept, namely ‘buenos convivires’: different ways of ‘living well together’. This is therefore not about opening the gates to a single, homogeneous, unrealisable good life but far more about people living well together in a community, different communities living well together, and individuals and communities living well with nature.

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