Why it’s so hard to believe in abundance

“The most fundamental assumption in economics is scarcity. This, in effect, assumes away abundance. Thus, most mainstream economists are not prepared to deal with abundance. They have few concepts that explain it. They have no equations that describe it. Confronted with it, they fall back on inadequate theories based on scarcity.”

I came across this quote a few weeks ago on a seeming random internet perusal. It piqued my interest because, of course, it aligns with what I know to be. It’s quite simple: if you’re focused on seeing scarcity, that’s the only thing you’re going to see. Evidence of abundance will appear invisible to you.


That’s why economists have a hard time with the concept. So do pessimists (aka “realists”). the entire economic system is predicated on several states of scarcity: scarcity of resources, scarcity of time, scarcity of money, etc. As such it focuses a lot on “costs”. And this focus is one of the ways economics has taught us to not be able to see anything other than the scarcity perspective it perpetuates.

So when you talk with most economists, you get a glazed-over, eye roll. they can’t agree with a factual, natural abundance because they worldview doesn’t included it.

For better or worse a LOT of people are in the same worldview. And this is one of the reasons why it seems it is taking a long time for ideas such as the RBE and Copiosis to take hold. We have an entire worldview believed in by billions of people. And that belief creates perpetual momentum. Making Copiosis a reality requires establishing a new momentum surge.

That surge is being generated. Your continued believe more than anything else keeps the momentum growing.

There’s a reason why we have the saying “Where there is a will, there is a way.” We have it because it’s accurate. but only to those who persist in their will.

Are you wiling to persist? If you are, then abundance is yours. As is anything else you might want.

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