“The perpetual growth myth is enthusiastically embraced by politicians and economists as an excuse to avoid tough decisions facing humanity. This myth promotes the impossible idea that indiscriminate economic growth is the cure for all the world’s problems, while it is actually (as currently practised) the disease that is at the root cause of our unsustainable global practises.” - From a report that was presented at the Rio+20 Earth Summit 2012, from 18 winners of the Blue Planet Prize.What is the source of this misguided view of life? According to Fritjof Capra, the problem lies in using GDP (Gross Domestic Product) as the main measure of growth. What we should focus on is Qualitative Growth as opposed to Quantitative Growth.
"The growth that matters, is growth that enhances life." - Fritjof Capra