If you ignorantly believe that there’s not enough life support available on planet Earth for all humanity, then survival only of the fittest seems self-flatteringly to warrant magna-selfishness. However, it is due only to human beings’ born state of ignorance and the 99.9% invisibility of technological capabilities that they do not recognise the vast abundance of resources available to support all humanity at an omni-high standard of living. – R. Buckminster #Fuller
This is equivalent to a Gross World Product say of $700 Trillion a year compared to our current GWP (the combined gross national product of all the countries in the world) of nearly $100 Trillion a year, or seven times.
How could we collaborate and cooperate around the world to provide a minimum $10,000 a month #income to every adult male and female, whether working or not and what impact would that have on humanity? How would changing the “financial environment” of the vast majority of people on earth show up in the world?
How can we possibly afford it?
The global percentage of adults earning more than $100,000 a year would be less than 1% most probably, or a very small percentage anyway.
Where would all the extra money come from you may well ask?
Some would say that it’s a job for economists from all the countries around the world. I would say “We don’t need ‘economists’ any more because there is now plenty for everyone, and has been for decades.
We need ‘abundantists or abundance thinkers’, people who can see what our invisible technologies has made available and how best we can work together reduce or eliminate unnecessary costs and start distributing the abundance.”
Already there are examples of abundance thinking … like the state of Utah’s “Housing First” program where they give houses to homeless people and save the state money every year. The program started ten years ago and is well on the way to ending homelessness in the state. One immediate effect on people is that once they have a stable living environment they can better deal with the challenges they face, whether that includes drugs, alcohol or violence.
Buckminster Fuller was a strong advocate of sharing the “energy income” that we receive every year from the Sun and eliminating the pursuit of “earning a living, for the sake of earning a living” without adding wealth or life support.
Fuller said that around 90% of American jobs in the 1970’s added no wealth, and employed people to check on other people or things, and employed checkers of the checkers and even checkers of the checkers checkers, and that 1 in 10,000 human beings, our engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs could provide for everyone on Earth!
An environment where we inculcate children to believe they must earn a living is one of scarcity, which actually doesn’t exist today. Scarcity and an economy based on scarcity has no integrity today, meaning it simply doesn’t work any more. Have a look at the economies around the world … wherever you look they have or are failing.
Now that abundance is the real context of life on Earth we must now be generous, be inclusive and be especially bold to move into the most exciting time ever in human history.
Are we willing to give up our old outdated attitudes, beliefs and points of view? I truly hope so.
It is free to join and always will be.
I do know that technologically humanity now has the opportunity, for the first time in its history, to operate our planet in such a manner as to support and accommodate all humanity at a substantially more advanced standard of living than any humans have yet experienced. – R Buckminster Fuller, Foreword to GRUNCH of Giants, c1981
Here is a short video with #Robert Kiyosaki sharing a little about his interpretation of Buckminster Fuller’s book “GRUNCH of Giants”.