Is the world ripe for fundamental change?

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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.

It sure seems that way to me. Actually, it looks like we’re in several decades of significant change already. With fundamentalist nationalism on the rise both in Europe and the United States, with young Chinese increasingly ignoring communist propaganda, with culture change across the world, spearheaded by the trans and gender-variant movements, human civilization is changing at a rapid pace.

Which means the time has never been more ripe in recent years for fundamental change.

Which brings me to a report published by Gallup this summer. 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.

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

According to the report, life is getting worse in Russia, India, Colombia and Egypt — countries that represent almost every continent. Same is happening in the US. People in each of these countries, on average, have been rating their lives worse every year since 2014. Gallup says leaders in each of these countries should be concerned. When people see their lives headed in the wrong direction, they want change, Gallup says. I think that change can include Copiosis, once more people are made aware of it.

Phenomena such as increasing dissatisfaction in people’s personal lives are exactly the kind of things included in our transition plan. By counting on these kinds of global events, and playing off them, we increase our chances of success. In fact, I will even go so far as to say that these events are exactly the precursors to the kind of change we want to see. They are indicators. This is why I say Copiosis becoming the dominant economic system worldwide is a foregone conclusion.

How people feel about their lives influences how they vote in elections. Subjective measures of well-being are better predictors of elections than questions about how people feel about the economy according to Gallup. Time will certainly show if they’re right.

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