“Our first lesson from nature concerns growth. We have arrived at this moment of desperation as a result of our desire for perpetual growth in the world economy. But in a finite world, nothing can increase forever. All the components of the living world–individuals, populations, even habitats–grow for a period of time, but then they mature…. They move from the period of exponential growth, the log phase, past a peak to a plateau. And, as a result of the way they interact with the living world beyond, that stable plateau period can last indefinitely.”
This is something I, and I’m sure many of you, have been thinking about for a long time. We live in a finite world with finite resources, so how can we possibly grow and increase forever? We all have to start putting these ideas into practice, not just think about it. Look at a different meaning of growth, personal, professional, entrepreneurial, spiritual. I’d love to hear your thoughts.