The ama-gi is an ancient Sumerian cuneiform word meaning “freedom”. 1
“Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness” is quite different than “Liberté, Égalité y Fraternité” [Liberty, Equality & Brotherhood]. The American mindset has been formulated to glorify individual success and to define successes as individual accomplishments. The truth is that most successes are the result of collective efforts… one idea built on another until there is a result that has some sort of recognition and usefulness.
The development of the computer and software is an excellent example of that collective achievement and it also is an example of the credit going to a small number of people….
What I think we need is a mindset of Life, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity & the Pursuit of Happiness.