The Fundamental Principles of Prout
The Progressive Utilization Theory (PROUT) offers an alternative to the current political ideologies which are imbalancing social, economic and ecological life. Prout seeks to promote development in all spheres of life while maintaining harmonious balance. To achieve this end, PROUT puts forward a set of fundamental design principles to guide social policy.
This booklet gives an insightful and accessible introductory exposition of the fundamental design principles of PROUT.
"Humanitarian love, a reverence for all living beings, and a deep respect for the uniqueness of each person and of each being - these are the foundations, the cornerstones, of a universal human society. Such a society will have as its goal the promotion of the welfare of all of its members in all spheres, the full development of human potential and the promotion of universalism. As the result, human society will become one world family, and there will be full appreciation of the diversity and cultural uniqueness of all of the different regions and cultural backgrounds without the need of one group to diminish or exploit another in order to maintain its dignity. When human beings build a society based upon these values which will allow the full development of its members, then they may claim they have a truly human society, not merely a gathering of individuals all striving to achieve their individual ends at any cost. The Progressive Utilization Theory is given as a method for developing this true human society."