Limitless Economic Growth Failed

What now? Well a lot of us are bemoaning the state of the economy. What are we really bemoaning… a figment of our imagination about the tangible world we live in, an illusionary idea that some of us had about how to hog the money supply, or the fact that there is no such thing as getting something for nothing (see Andrew Carnegie/Napoleon Hill, “Think and Grow Rich”). The childishness of these abstract concepts is now only exceeded by the crybaby being confronted by reality of limits in a physical world. 

NO, it’s time to wake up, grow up, and take a reality check. Creating wealth without compromise is possible. We can be leaders, are you in the tribe? We can now finally begin to take stock of what we have, and what we can do with what we have. This is the only true wealth… money games are just that… money games we played during our economic childhood. Some of us had a lot of fun at the expense of the rest of us but isn’t that all just part of growing up? We now have an opportunity to put all that  behind us, let bygones be bygones, and start taking responsibility.

How do we stay within the limits of our planetary resources, individually, nationally, and as part of the population of the earth as a whole? For one thing, we need to turn our sense of pleasure vs. pain from narcissism to protecting a life of dignity and respect for everyone. This means investing in research to identify how much ownership of space every human being on the planet needs to do that, and subtracting it from the sum total of available space. And it is the responsibility of all of us to stay within the limits of planetary space so that we do not harm the health of a single soul within the body of humanity. Our times are not for living up to political ideals, our times are for discovering what it takes to live a life that fits the limits of reality.

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