The effort to hold up a house of cards

So many people speak of the effort to change things. How hard it is. The amount of investment required to build the infrastructure. 

There is little inquiry as to the cost of keeping the current model working. The effort to maintain pretence. To keep an illusion of beauty, youth, style alive. 

To govern the red tape. To police the petty while stepping over the gross. To build the prison industrial complex for profit. 

To elect presidents.

If we are to consider the cost of actually building a world with a future for all, we might consider the all-in-accounting cost to hold up the house of cards and in that realise that the effort and investment is indeed a savings in most every domain.

Photo taken July 28th, 2017

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As the Founder and Chief Steward of – Christine works with leaders and enterprises globally who have a commitment to being the pioneers of enterprise change. Christine has the ability to completely re-imagine business, its role in our world, and its potential for a future for all humans. She experiences a deeper level of truth through applying synergetics (Buckminster Fuller’s anticipatory design science) and the working laws of Universe to enterprise design and human co-ordination. She has a way of articulating this so others can see it as well. Christine questions the most basic assumptions that drive our complex systems and can map that back to what is needed today. To learn more visit

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