In this episode of “POTENTIALS . . . Envisioning the New Millennium,” host Barbara Marx Hubbard explores the world of politics with the visionary politician who has helped lead California for thirty years. They envision a new form of politics wherein the government is committed to a society which encourages the development of healthy, self-realizing, responsible human beings. The politics of self-esteem is explored as well as a “politics for growing humans.” Changing individuals, changes society. This episode is a challenge to all, to “make a difference.”
Senator John Vasconcellos is currently serving his first term in the California Senate after representing Santa Clara/Silicon Valley, for thirty years. Currently Senator Vasconcellos chairs the Criminal Procedures Committee.
At the time of filming POTENTIALS, Vasconcellos was an assemblyman in the California State Assembly. He chaired the Assembly Budget and Ways & Means Committee for 15 years and was the founder of the California Task Force to Promote Self Esteem and Personal and Social Responsibility.
Vasconcellos believes society s primary commitment must be to encourage the development of healthy, self-realizing, responsible human beings. Vasconcellos sees California as the human frontier, the seedbed of our revolutions in hi-tech, gender, race and self esteem.
Senator Vasconcellos believes that we human beings are innately inclined toward becoming constructive, life-affirming, responsible, and trustworthy. Senator Vasconcellos has tried to attain these goals through his work in government. Famous quote: self esteem is at the heart of our capacity to lead lives of community, responsibility, productivity, satisfaction.
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San Jose CA 95113
Books in Print:
“The Social Importance of Self-Esteem” Edited by John Vasconcellos (University of California Press)
“Self esteem is at the heart of our capacity to lead lives of community, responsibility, productivity, satisfaction.” Senator John Vasconcellos