Traditionally feminine consciousness has honoured all life as sacred; as such it manifests a reciprocity that reflects the inter-connectedness of life. Relationships with others become more important than the isolation of the self. The value of the community stands above the pursuit of individual achievement.
If the GDP is Up, Why is America Down? If you want more about the roots of the problem with our current economic system, check out this incredible article by The Atlantic from 1995 (this isn’t new information) http://www.theatlantic.com/past/politics/ecbig/gdp.htm
Annie Leonard again does an amazing job putting something that seems so complicated into an easily understood story.