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Permanent growth is a flawed concept

The Global Financial System is predicated on the concept of permanent growth; a concept that appears to be in conflict with the laws of the Universe. Is the Global Financial System sustainable?

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    May 15 2013: How does permanent growth conflict with the laws of the universe?
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      May 15 2013: Great question Thaddea. I don't know about the laws of the universe but about human development, personal growth needs time. The problem is that media, gurus and very impatient people are always ready to sell to anyone that 'we can grow and have whatever we want in a heartbeat'. As a coach, I'm always cautious about that so not to be part of this problem. People grow if they can and when they can. We must respect each individual's pace. I don't think permanent growth is possible or needed. Decades ago people had time to deal with their emotions on the long term. They had the time to faces issues and learn from their mistakes. That was called maturity. Nowadays it seems like we are urged to get to self-actualization immediately, which is not possible or healthy I guess. that can get people to new levels of frustration and gulit, which could be summarized by : 'I feel guilty and frustrated because I can't deal with my frustration and my guilt' ...

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