Decency Leadership & Human Innovation – Simple solution to complex challenges.
Do we truly have a choice but to challenge the contemporary Global matrix of perpetual growth – and in its place innovate matrixes that will sustain us all into the future?
To day we are approximately 7.5 Billion individuals on our Globe – growing by 65 Million this year. By 2025 we might have reached 11 Billion – an unprecedented process which no one have experience with as it has never happened before.
What are the consequences for all of us?
One simple facts stands out: We are tarnishing the Globe we are dependent on to sustain us – through the western contemporary matrix of growth, expansion and materialism as the dominant matrix for what existence is.
To realistically invest in a livable Future for Mankind we must break with the established western focus on growth for growth own sake.
Why must we have growth as the main focus?
As brilliant as the human brain truly is – it must be possible to innovate novel ways of existing?
What can we innovate as the matrix to lead into the future and clean up some of the devastating destructive consequences of the past 25 years growth strategies?
Western civilization depends on manufacturing, consumerism, materialism and the disillusion that we must buy, have more, work more – to have worth and a future.
We must risk mobilizing integrity within ourselves to take charge of what we do every day.
To impact lifestyles to be humanly sustainable across the Globe.
We have achieved unprecedented progress and life enhancing inventions.
And we are living with some unforeseen consequences of our Progress.
Global warming, excessive dysfunctional discrepancies between poor and rich. How is it possible in the 21’ century that 8 men are allowed to own as much as half the global population?
Decency Leadership is a sustainable guiding principle in distributing these excessive accumulations for the greater good of Humankind.
The use of antidepressants has surged across the rich world over the past decade, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Burden of Disease Survey estimates that by the year 2020, stress-related mental health conditions including anxiety and depression will be highly prevalent and will be second only to ischemic heart disease in the scope of disabilities experienced by sufferers.
A statistic, worth contemplating to counter what is coming in the wake of how we construct “progress”.
I advocate for our individual responsibility to ponder upon when to say no – mobilize our own solutions as part of the Global population.
We actually up the stakes for our own survival – when we risk sustainable decency.
Our oceans are filling with microplast. Our drinking water contains pesticides. We have not solved how to avoid wars. Distressing as it is – we face massive instability – that might spiral out of control and affect the existence we take for granted. Even when we have experience with the devastating effects of wars – we still instigate new conflicts. WHY?
Decency Leadership is a simple guiding principle towards sustainable resolutions.
Studying the statistics of stress and use of anti-depressants might indicate that even the most privileged on this Globe, have not yet attained the contentment we pursue…..
Decency Leadership is a solution to complex Global challenges, which will eventually affect all of us, if we do not take responsibility and take charge of how we live our lives – on by one.
Based on factual reasoning, there needs to be a fundamental change in the core values of developed societies: away from an emphasis on material wealth, and towards a sustainable, altered model where individual and societal benefit are considered most important.
As the emerging countries gains buying power the real concern would be, if the people living in 3 world areas decide to pursue the lifestyles and consumption rates currently considered normal in high-income nations.
Which is entirely fair and predictable if we look at the development in China and other expanding economies over the past 20 years.
Can our Globe sustain us all in the longer run?
The evident answer is NO!
If we continue to pursue growth and consumerism as the only way through the present confrontations with the consequences of our way of living – we are ALL in dire trouble.
It is not necessarily the number of people on our planet that is the issue – but the number of consumers and the scale and nature of our consumption.
Gandhi: “The world has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed.”
How come that the educated west seems to have no other solutions to current challenges than progressive growth and the pursuit of ever higher living standards?
How come we close our consciousness and do not invest in finding decent solutions to that we are now witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record. An unprecedented 65.6 million people around the world have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 22.5 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18. Several have been living in camps for generations.
There are also 10 million stateless people, who have been denied a nationality and access to basic rights such as education, healthcare, employment and freedom of movement.
Nearly 20 humans like you and me and our children are forcibly displaced every minute as a result of conflict or persecution.
History ought to inspire us to solve these problems – because they will not solve themselves – and eventually the tipping point will unleash a tsunami of humans with no hope for a livable future and we will suffer the consequences of our own short sightedness.
People living in high-income nations must play their part if the world is to sustain a large human population.
Human Innovation through self-responsibility can mobilize individual awareness of the personal empowerment by focusing on the choices we can take charge of.
The state of our Globe can install hopelessness.
But we can choose to contribute to a livable future – one person at the time.
You have within control to choose how you live!
Human Innovation – Develop to lead for a common future – mobilize Decency Leadership.
Commit to improve the state of the world!