For the great expanse of human history most of us have lived lives that stretch from day to day with little change. When disruption came, it was likely existential – war, famine, drought, earthquakes etc., bringing an end to the day-to-day world and often to life itself.
Today we live in the age of disruption. Changes are accelerating and stacking up in layers of complexity such that we can no longer “figure it out”. If we pull on one strand of the gordian knot we affect all of the others. It is on this stage that a fair number of us are trying to see a way to produce thriving at a level never achieved before. And we are confronted by one simple truth about this fragile complex system of ours: We cannot solve for one issue without needing to solve for all issues.
A good example of this is the world’s central banks who have for some time used quantitative easing to pump liquidity into the markets – they print money. This money goes into the markets and drives “growth”. This growth is not caused by the assets in the market but rather by speculation and taking profit out of the market. This exacerbates wealth inequality and thus power inequality. So if you are working on poverty there is no long term solution that does not require tackling wealth inequality; which means tackling quantitative easing and the power to print money that the central banks have. Stop them from printing and the economy collapses and the poor suffer – a gordian knot indeed.
What is there to do? We say that we have to reimagine everything and then work backwards. The generative future holds the key to creating an anti-fragile system that works for everyone and everything. Sound impossible? Perhaps, but this kind of reinvention of everything is exactly what kicked off our current system. Thinkers like Adam Smith, Emanuel Kant and the framers of the American experiment invented a new system and up-leveled the thriving of the world.
Their time has passed and our time has come.
Are you ready to boldly reimagine everything?
INSIDE THIS WEEK:
PROOF of a Thriving Future for Humanity
• Positive World New
• Organizations and Initiatives that are Generating a New Futures
What we’re Watching:
• Understanding the Blockchain in two minutes
What we’re Listening to:
• You Belong to the Universe: Buckminster Fuller and the Future
A Thriving Life Updates:
• A FREE 12-week exploration into the fundamental elements of what it takes to thrive. This week is all about Financial Health!
Proof of a Thriving Future for Humanity
In the News:
Organizations Generating a Thriving Future:
Elon Musk has unveiled his $100 Million XPrize competition with the aim of removing carbon from the atmosphere to help reverse climate change.
The four year competition invites innovators and teams to create and demonstrate solutions that can pull carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere or oceans and locking it away in an environmentally benign way.
What We’re Watching : Understanding the Blockchain in Two Minutes
With the rapidly increasing adoption of the cryptocurrency market the blockchain is about to change everything. This explainer video describes how the blockchain will eliminate the need for centralized institutions like banks or governments to facilitate trade, evolving age-old models of commerce and finance into something far more interesting: a distributed, transparent, autonomous system for exchanging value.
What We’re Reading – You Belong to the Universe: Buckminster Fuller and the Future 📔
You Belong to the Universe documents Fuller’s six-decade quest to “make the world work for one hundred percent of humanity.” Delving deeply into Buckminster Fuller’s colorful world, the author applies Fuller’s most important concepts to present-day issues, arguing that his ideas are now not only feasible, but necessary.
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Money, wealth, poverty, abundance, success – so much of our life is financial. What does financial thriving look like? Is it accumulation or sufficiency? It’s time to look at your financial health and see what you need to thrive. Join us for a conversation with Soul of Money author Lynne Twist.
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Listening – Podcast with Megan French DunbarFemale Entrepreneurs: Burn Out, Being a Force of Love & Not Doing It Alone
This thoughtful conversation with Meghan French Dunbar explores the many barriers womxn face when confronted with starting and maintaining a business. From burnout to sharing resources amongst other womxn, Meghan has dedicated her life to reorienting the understanding of achievement to one that expresses love & purpose.
May this information inspire you to generate a thriving future for humanity and a thriving life for yourself.
-The Bold.ly Now Team
BOLD.LY NOW is a movement of co-creative up-levelers who have a burning desire to step free of our collapsing world & take the most daring leap forward to a thriving world.