I’m always trying to figure out how I fit into the world, and I think that’s something I share with seven billion other people. These three articles remind us that the ways we answer this question – culturally, economically, politically, and beyond – are as varied and numerous as the people of our globe.

Take a look at these pieces by Kishore Mahbubani & Lawrence Summers, Cassie Weber and Noam Chomsky. Should you feel inspired, you can share a piece of journalism, a work of art, a personal story, or anything else that you feel sheds light on how the world looks from where you stand.

The Fusion of Civilizations: The Case for Global Optimism by Kishore Mahbubani & Lawrence Summers

Harvard researchers have isolated a key to happiness, and Iceland is helping them test it by Cassie Werber

Who rules the world? America is no longer the obvious answer by Noam Chomsky