But what, exactly, is progress, and is humanity preordained to achieve it? What if the modern concept of progress costs more than it’s worth and turns out to be a harmful myth?
Beautiful Narcissus leans over the musical pool. His marvellous ingenuity (He is Everyman) will find an alchemy of something from nothing – such as a replacement for the irreplaceable powers of fossil fuels.
Progress as the enemy of prosperity, I thought, shaking my head. What a bizarre idea.
One of the prevailing narratives of our time is that we are innovating our way into the future at break-neck speed…But I’m going to claim that this is an old, outdated narrative.
The stories running our heads influence everything from our beliefs to our values to our actions.