Thrive! - Manual for Building Thriving Future
- Manual for Positive Change and Building a Thriving Future
for All Forever
who want to join with Thrive!,
take action and help build a thriving future,
Thrive! - Building a
Thriving Future is the "manual for positive
change". It is available in paperback from
or as a
free download here. The Manual was written and donated
by Gary "Chris" Christopherson, Founder of
Thrive! and viaFuture.
Thrive! supports people/organizations wanting to create
and sustain positive change and build a thriving and
surviving future for all forever.
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As we look around
us in America and the world, much of what is important to us is
already broken or endangered, much of it unnecessarily so.
Because it is people who have broken much of the world and
endangered its future, it is people that can and must fix what
is broken and build a survivable and thriving future. This is
our moral imperative.
People’s behavior is the key to creating and sustaining
large, positive, and timely change for a thriving future.
People’s behavior is what most endangers our future. People’s
behavior is also what offers the best chance to change and build
a thriving future for all forever.
But for transformation and the behavior that brings about
that change to occur, people must be motivated and able.
Thrive! is the motivating call for action by our leaders, all of
us together, and each of us.
viaFuture provides “next generation” strategy and the
enabling framework and strategy for creating that large,
positive, and timely change. While helpful to issues (e.g.,
health) and subpopulations (e.g., the vulnerable), the framework
and strategy are especially helpful for whole communities
(including non-geographic populations, towns, cities, counties,
states, regions, nations and the whole world).
Four examples demonstrate their use: HealthePeople -
Building a Healthy and Thriving Future, Vulnerable - Vulnerable
in America and World (via), Building and Sustaining a Thriving
Community, and Building and Sustaining a Thriving Future, the
most comprehensive approach.
We are now at a “tipping point” when our future is most
endangered and we are most capable. Large, positive and timely
change must happen now. Creating and sustaining a thriving
future requires understanding that it is we who have broken the
present and endangered the future. It is only we, working
together that can create and sustain the necessary large,
positive and timely change for building a thriving future for