One of the unintended consequences of travel is the opportunity to watch films on the plane one might not otherwise find. Yesterday, I viewed the documentary Surviving Progress. The film investigates the role of a consumer economy and our definition of progress. An undercurrent throughout the film is the power of connection between individuals. No amount of consumerism will replace the core need to be connected to those who believe what we believe. Perhaps the greatest opportunity going forward is not for those who produce the things that fill our lives but rather for those who inspire the connections between each other.