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Progress - when is it enough ? Or is it ever ?

  • May 16, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Everything grows, develops, evolves; even the Universe supposedly expands. We start of as a couple of cells, grow into a human being, learn, expand our boundaries, accumulate 'stuff', want more or better 'stuff'... can we ever reach a point where we can say enough is enough, I'm content, I don't need anymore (or maybe even less) ? Our politicians tell us that the economy has to have a growth rate; prices rise, payments rise, standards of living rise... but the number of humans on this earth rises too, so do temperatures, worldwide, the mountains of rubbish we produce become higher, the numbers of species we wipe off the face of our planet rise daily....

Is all of this a 'natural' development, inevitable ? Or can we do something about it ? Would it be possible to slow down the continuous growth, stop it even, or do we maybe need to accelerate it ? What do you think ? What are the pros and cons of progress, in any direction, in any field. Do progress and conservation exclude each other or can they co-exist ?

Looking forward to your opinions and a lively discussion.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    A fine evening with enjoyable people.

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry last minute meeting overrun. My apologies.

    May 16, 2013

  • Peter

    I'm running late. Will get there about 620

    May 16, 2013

  • Helen

    Hi all. Unfortunately, 'progress' at work has meant that I won't be able to make it tonight. Maybe next time

    May 16, 2013

  • Helen

    Hi all. Looking forward to it. Any recommendations for parking for a non-city girl?

    May 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      downtown car park at the waterfront usually only costs $8

      May 11, 2013

    • Helen

      Cool, thanks Paul.

      May 12, 2013

  • Louis S.

    looking forward to it

    May 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i'm keen to attend for sure... all the topics i have missed sounds great too! would have to RSVP on the day though sorry

    May 9, 2013

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