What is Emotional Sustainability ?
Emotional Sustainability is the a way of living resulting from the capability to understand and regulate one's one emotion in relation to one's self and others. It combines the relationship between emotional and rational dimentions and has constitutive implications to ethical behaviour.
Why a Universal Declaration of Emotional Sustainability Right (UDESR) is needed?
Neuroscientifc findings on the role of prefrontal cortex in regulating both emotions and logical thining paves the way to the belief that human development is rooted into the emotional competence as the assumption to the integration between rational and emotional dimensions. To this end, the dissemination of the UDESR becomes vital to promote awareness and consciousness towards one's self and the empathic social relation.
What is the legal framework of UDESR ?
UDESR stems from article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and assumes competence in emotional sustainabilty, as a set of fundamental human capacities, is fundamental to progress in all fields and represents the inviolable umanity's legacy. UDESR is also rooted in the Philadelphia Declaration and adopts the UN Resolution on Happiness 65/309 , 2011 offering a concrete tools towards its achievement.
Why UDESR is both individual and collective rights?
Emotional Sustainabilty is forced by the interdependency between emotions and economic decisions, collective emotions and political decisions, emotional states and school performance. Emotional Sustainabilty is also required by the correlation between emotions and health, emotions and armed conflicts. Socio-eoclogical transition needs a shift in habits and mindset and the UDESR is a the tool for both individual and collective change.
What is the content of the UDESR?
Article 1 sets out the relevance of Emotional Sustainability for Human Development.
Just as the mind cannot be separated from the body, so emotions cannot be separated from reason and thus they constitute an essential part of the decision making process of the individual.
Article 2 explains Emotional Sustainability in terms of both individual and collective interest. By safeguarding emotional sustainability and promoting the techniques aimed at enhancing positive emotions society will take care of itself and all its members who aspire to attaining happiness.
Article 3 clarifies that Emotional Sustainabilty can be learned.
Article 4 highlights the right to receive public services promoting Emotional Sustainability.
Article 5 recalls the rights of children urging Emotional Sustainability as fundamental issue in educational systems.
Article 6 strengthens the rights of worker to receive training service inspired by Emotional Sustainability.
Article 7 specifies the Emotinal Sustainability Right in the care system. Emotional competence represents a fundamental aspect of health and implementing it is a crucial step in the recovery process.