Prosperity & Growth
Prosperity and growth have been human pursuits for generations. In most of the industrialised world, compared with a hundred years ago, life expectancy has grown, we have access to more choice of foods, we can travel across the globe cheaply, and communicate instantly with a loved one on the other side of the world.
And yet…do we actually feel secure and fulfilled? The ways in which we’ve pursued these advances – are they sustainable?
If the answer to these questions is “No”, then our approach has not been wise.
A Culture of Financial Wisdom
My response is that we need a fundamental shift towards a culture of financial wisdom, so that together, we build a society and an economy which truly support us.
Culture is a powerful, living matrix which influences us. Make no mistake, we are profoundly conditioned by culture when it comes to financial matters. Is there anyone who has not bought something they didn’t like, simply because it was trendy or expected? Culture is permission, as well as suppression.
As individuals, we can and need to transform our own mindsets. But without a supportive environment, it can be like swimming upstream.
And what about Money?
The elephant in the room is money itself. A key player in prosperity, money remains such a taboo subject that it is one of the most unconscious areas of human life. We neither see it with clarity, nor ourselves in relation to it. As a result, it doesn’t always give us the outcome we expect.