The growth meme

The current paradigm will stipulate that growth is good and necessary.  At least that has been the buzz in my neck of the woods for as long as I can remember.  Even thoughts like "Limits to Growth" start from the assumption that growth is good, and it will be too bad to have to limit it.

Maybe that's the wrong meme.  What if we adopt a meme such as "intensification"?  Not so much "more, more, more" but rather "deeper, deeper, deeper".

This thought is underpinned or undermined by which of several concepts of wealth is held in mind.  My money supplies and streams are not experiencing a lot of growth, but I have a deeper relationship with dogs (just as an example).