Is The World Ripe For Fundamental Change?

Copiosis represents fundamental change the world is ready for
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The original version of this post ran on the Copiosis blog on December 26, 2017.

The world IS ready.

Several decades of significant change already prepared humanity for where we are today. Fundamentalist nationalism rose through Europe, North and South America, young Chinese increasingly ignoring communist propaganda; then crackdowns in Hong Kong; culture changes across the world, spearheaded by the trans and gender-variant movements, world-wide environmental movements, and now a GLOBAL Black Lives Matter Movement all indicates significant change isn’t coming.

It already came. Humanity is at an inflection point. A fundamental one. Which is why Copiosis is gaining momentum.

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Homelessness in the US is on the rise. The number of people self-reporting as “thriving” in the US has declined by 10 percent in the last 10 years. This may mean the US is poised for even more change.

Time has never been more ripe in recent decades. We’re ready for fundamental change. Which brings me to a report published by Gallup. In it, Gallup suggests major change is about to happen, particularly in “developed” nations.

How do they know? They point to people’s increasing dissatisfaction in their personal lives. This dissatisfaction, measured by something called the Cantril Self-Anchoring Striving Scale, is said to be a better predictor of political change compared to macro-economic indicators such as GDP, household income and unemployment.

According to the report, life is getting worse in Russia, India, Colombia and Egypt — countries that represent almost every continent.

The US is no exception

People in these countries, on average, rate their lives increasingly worse every year since 2014. That includes the US. When people see their lives headed in the wrong direction, they want change, Gallup says. I think that change is Copiosis, once more people are made aware of it.

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Biggest change in “thrivability” over the last ten years. (Gallup)

Increasing dissatisfaction in people’s personal lives tells us our timing at Copiosis is spot on. Counting on these kinds of global events, and playing off them, makes people more aware of what’s available.

Global dissatisfaction tells me transitioning to Copiosis is a foregone conclusion. People working with me on this transition aren’t making anything happen. Those really understanding what we’re doing know we’re playing in the gap between transitioning phenomena: one being our current reality, the other being the new, emerging one.

Ironically, those engaged with Copiosis aren’t feeling dissatisfied. Rather, they’re feeling alive and joyful. That’s something everyone can feel.

How people feel about their lives influences how they move through their lives. Gallup says subjective measures of well-being are better predictors of national and global outcomes than questions about how people feel about the economy. With COVID, our national elections, our economic destabilization and with so many people unemployed, I think Gallup is right. Especially when I look at what people are saying about what’s happening.

Timing couldn’t be better for fundamental change. I’m eager about what’s coming. So are those playing with me.

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