Max Jeganathan will speak on the secret to wellbeing and how to maintain it.
Markets, Materialism and the search for meaning
Since World War II, modern society has been shaped more than ever before by the international financial system. We have hoped that the invisible hand of the market would facilitate the right recipe for our wellbeing. So much of what we strive for, think about, aspire to and gauge our success by, is governed in some way by market forces. As a result, a pervading backdrop of material and technological advancement has underpinned not just our ideals, but our motivations. What can the intrinsic volatility of markets tell us about ourselves? Amidst this volatility, how can we find secure foundations from which to build towards the deeper markers of success – meaning, identity, purpose and wellbeing?
Max has an international understanding of the world’s quest for validation. His family came to Australia from Sri Lanka as refugees, and he went on to study law at the Australian National University, and then the University of Oxford. Max became a political and policy analyst, advising the Leader of the Australian Opposition. He is now based in Singapore as a senior speaker for the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries where he develops positions on the relationships between faith, politics, public policy, economics and moral reasoning.