The only way back to prosperity
We are thrashing around trying to find a route back to prosperity. The problem is – prosperity does not come from pursuing prosperity. Prosperity ensues only as a natural outgrowth of greatness.
And greatness only comes from pursuing….nobility.
Nature has a version of prosperity – but it is different from ours. It is called “flourishing.” Nobility is at its core the drive to overflow, overcome – and flourish. flourishing is different from our common notions of prosperity in this way – it has a place for necessary loss, for shedding of old, dying structures that no longer function. Or that cause as many or more problems than they solve. Our culture’s current, popular notion of prosperity will have none of it – we demand more, faster, grab and hoard – forever. The only thing we feel we can lose without social shame is….weight.
The project is about bringing us home and growing us up. We can learn to flourish the way every other living system does. But we’re going to have to shed some old, brittle, dried out, ugly, out-lived certainties and solutions – and let Life take the initiative to teach us some new and better ones.
We can do this. You can do this.
Help us demonstrate what it would look like in your domain, your industry, your profession, your community – and we will help you in any way we can that doesn’t take more from you than it gives you. Deal?Explore posts in the same categories: Uncategorized