If you did a SWOT analysis of the world (Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats) the threats would include the fact that one nation, China, has become the world's factory while a second real danger is narcissistic amoral leaders. Opportunities include the option to adopt global socialism and for profiteering (between nations and within nations) to be classified as a war crime. Weaknesses are, at a glance, our very human desire for an easy life (laziness) and our propensity for greed. The world’s greatest strength is its natural environment and, for now, the fact that we, its highest ape, have a common humanity, a need for tribe, a need to belong.
© Alison Hackett 25 March 2020
Alison Hackett — Director and founder of 21st Century Renaissance; author of The Visual Time Traveller 500 Years of History, Art and Science in 100 Unique Designs