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May 28Liked by Gary Sheng

I feel like the main strides will happen when people start looking at the issues from a side of humanity instead of a corporate stance. As a people being conditioned to place capitalism over humanity (or even the traditional family model) the advances of everyday technology give us one big edge, we can converge as one and tackle issues bigger than us as a whole. The only ones in our way are corporations

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May 28Liked by Gary Sheng

super love it, increase in awareness, the only way out of the craziness of today

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May 28Liked by Gary Sheng

Love this framework so much - a lot more directed than just 'make mpact'.

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Jun 5Liked by Gary Sheng

What a great writeup, one of your best, thanks Gary! Really helpful to hear your thoughtful definition of "democratizing human flourishing" and how it's not unlike what humans have done through all of history. Spot on, GDP is certainly not a great indicator of much, just a number that fits into capitalism's framework to measure the world. Human experience can't be quantified by a number so it's critical to consider an alternative framework like you've laid out here.

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May 31Liked by Gary Sheng

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Hear hear! Love this. There is perhaps no better time than now to get this message out there and rally the troops!

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May 28Liked by Gary Sheng

Great read Gary! I really resonated with your message, especially now with the recent boom of AI technologies. It seems like everyone at my university is constantly looking for the next “cool” moneymaking idea, and there’s a real lack of attention toward how this technology can and will affect people are the world. Excited to see what you write next!

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Your ability to distill big ideas into concrete frameworks is absolutely incredible.

Often, in the pursuit to "do good" it's hard to identify what that "good" means, leading to burnout and a lack of direction. Your writings bring clarity to our collective north star - democratizing human flourishing ✨

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May 28Liked by Gary Sheng

Love this article! Really drawn to this framework to understand changemaking and i think it’s an awesome axis to think about especially to expand our understanding of metrics/going beyond quantitative measures of wealth/GDP; and the part on detaching money from lucrative work really resonated with me

a question i have about measurement: how can we understand this umbrella framework when we’re working at different positions on this axis? i.e. when we’re working in a community that needs basic needs fulfilled vs communities priotizing meaningful connection - can sufficing be considered flourishing in certain communities where it would take a lot more action/community work to reach the bar of “flourishing” than others?

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Totally what we need today.

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May 28Liked by Gary Sheng

I love this idea of Housing as a facilitator for human flourishing. In my opinion I feel we have lost our way somewhat around what housing looks and feels like because of a distortion of a housing market effect. Losing our way doesn't mean we are completely lost. With so much new technology that is arriving to reduce labor and energy costs we need to alter our domestic routines and shift our vision of what it means to be home. Launching a Domesticity 2.0 campaign to consolidate outdated practices and embrace newer efficient ops which will have a network effect on flourishing.

Considering housing as just one starting point to run a thought experiment that flows and feeds flourishing on a global scale we can really start to see how "shipping" personal adaptations around our relationship with our housing needs renders more agency.

Very much looking forward to laboring in this vision with you Gary💪🏽

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May 28Liked by Gary Sheng

Good north star!

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