Sunflowers by vadjutka
I have been thinking about growth for a while.
To be precise: the limits of growth, and if such thing that “sustainable growth” exists. I only have questions, no answers.
The basis of economies, the aim of companies – more or less – is constant growth: to produce more in value, than in the previous year. I am a visual type, so I often picture this as we – inhabitants of the world – are a balloon, that gets little bigger and bigger each year, and one day we blow up and fly into space.
But I do not want to fly into space, not even as a space tourist, and I want to live with my planet, my continent, my country, my business happily ever after. But how can I do it, if the logic of things, the ruling paradigm is based on constant growth? Can I drive in the opposite direction compared to the majority of the society?
There must be an answer for this, though I have not found it yet, which is connected to a sort of sustainable growth. What is that? How to do it? But first of all: can growth be sustainable?
What do you think? Any ideas?