Great article, thank you.
It may be worth mentioning that Hobbes also influenced the wording of the Declaration of Independence. For example, the pursuit of happiness—rather than the attainment of happiness—is a concept that is consistent with Hobbes’ view of the world.
Another worthwhile thought piece is one of Einstein’s quotes, since it seems to summarise what we should consider as more and more people start questioning the basis on how we have lived life over the past 500 years or so:
“The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.” — Albert Einstein