- Improve your health
- Live sustainably
- Save resources and time
- Enjoy greater access to tools, amenities, and luxuries
- Overcome conflict with others
- Find the motivation to pursue your passions
- Feel more fulfilled/content
- Fix damaged relationships
- Discover true freedom
- Become self-actualized
- Improve your everyday life choices
- Manage running of family household
- Reduce conflict at your workplace
- Improve relationships in your local or religious community
- Design sustainable and fulfilling living environments
How do I apply the process to my life?
Using the process is simple. You run scenarios or possible decisions through the value system checklist and uphold the values as you deem appropriate. Instead of making decisions, decisions are arrived at.
By being data based instead of rule based, a community/society using this approach is likely to arrive at the best decisions possible with our current understanding of reality. It is a self-correcting and emergent system.
The key to happiness is to apply your values to every decision in life. Then your happiness is not dependent on the outcome, but the joy of the process. And if your values are clear, decisions are easy.
What are these “abundance-based” values?
Below is the emergent abundance-based value system designed to optimize sustainability and human need-fulfillment. Most of these values should already be familiar, as they are taken from common worldviews and wisdom. The paradigm shift is realized by the fact that these values can be used to guide all decisions, and create a much better living environment for everyone.
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
– R. Buckminster Fuller
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Scarcity-based Value System
By comparison here is the static scarcity-based value system, which is the current dominant paradigm prevalent in much of the organization of today’s world. By isolating the values that make up this system below, it is easy to see how violence, pollution, poverty, and poor health are all inherent consequences that are not solvable by patchwork solutions. Its lack of a self-correcting mechanism also makes it very difficult to improve. With current technology and understanding, this value system is now obsolete and unnecessary to continue using.
“Today we have access to highly advanced technologies. But our social and economic system has not kept up with our technological capabilities that could easily create a world of abundance, free of servitude and debt.”
– Jacque Fresco