Imagine if you were able to take, to accept, a world in which there was “zero growth”. What would its implications be?
Would it be undeniably negative?
I can imagine a world in which insurance is provided by friends and family, by community instead of commerce. If one needs help, one looks for one’s own, while if others need help we’ll do likewise.
The bond has to be strong though, like a fundamentalist religious bond or one forged out of shared experiences, lots of them. What better way to prove your commitment to a cause than lots of past evidence based on a continuous and unfailing determination to help push its agenda?
But I’m looking toward a secular bond, one free from religious baggage. One where what’s perceived is given greater import than what’s not.