How to beat back a self-indulgent, materialistic, small-minded future for our societies. A briefing from Futurist Chet W. Sisk
No, it's not your imagination. There is a fundamental shift happening in society. On the surface, it doesn't look good at all. We're trending toward materialism, small-mindedness and a general obsession with acquiring money. And no, it didn't start with Millennials. The seeds of the current trend were planted at least 100 years ago in something called "rugged individualism". Check out these reports first before we get to the solutions...
There is a long history in the US that has led to the current "selfie" culture...https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/7/19/17518086/selfie-will-storr-book-psychology-west
A new documentary discusses our obsession with wealth....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5_xyq3fPy8
Another new documentary talks about how materialism may be at the core of the challenges facing the planet. https://newdream.org/videos/high-price-of-materialism
What's a solution? An Agile Scalable Cooperative Platform
I've created a proof-of-concept global model of connected community groups, based around the use of new technology, digital currency and the philosophy of Ubuntu. It's called a Agile Scalable Cooperative Platform. What we've done is reorganize structure to help individuals have more tools in their earnings portfolio. In other words, as many people have investment options, we've developed a tool for more people to have broader earning options. I've created this approach to help buffer the jobs losses that will be caused by automation and the widespread underemployment where people have to work several jobs to make ends meet. Each participant will:
1. Have the option of participating in a local support group called a "supergroup"
2. Will be able to place their ad, promotion or message in our app that circulates out to all super group members (download - https://www.leadtheshift.com/)
3. Receive a digital currency VISA card in November - December of 2018 through our partners at Earth Dollar. This is to encourage trade, commerce and activity among super group members.
If you'd like to participate, write me back at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know you're in. Find out more at https://www.leadtheshift.com/ubr-super-group-description.html
Then, write me back at email@example.com and let me know you'd like to participate. My partners have extended the deadline for participants to let us know by August 31st.
Chet W. Sisk is an author and one of the world's leading Social Futurists. He is also expert on the current world paradigm shift. Find out more about him and the LEAD Global Team at www.leadtheshift.com or you can write him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org