Organic Growth Vs. Inorganic Growth
Posted on: November 17, 2020.

Growth is a spontaneous thing. It is a natural phenomenon. There is rain that falls on the Earth. Wetness spreads across the ground. Moisture percolates through the layers of the soil, contacting the roots of plants.

Growth is a synergistic thing. It proceeds along multiple dimensions, converges, and happens progressively. There is transfer of material and transformation of energy. Water is conducted through plants by its roots.

Growth is a dynamic thing. Chlorophyll—a pigment that gives plants their typical green color—converts the radiant energy from the sunlight into chemical energy, with additional potential provided by water.

Growth is an intrinsic thing. Chemical energy—stored as food within the cells of the plants—is distributed to various parts of the plant through the phloem while water travels through the xylem.

Such is organic growth. It is growth and development conducted by the transfers and transformations of matter and energy, and governed by natural forces. It is spontaneous, synergistic, dynamic, and intrinsic.

Any growth intervened, interfered with, influenced by or interrupted by matter, energies and forces other than those governed by natural laws is inorganic growth.

This dualistic, conflicting nature of growth can be observed wherever humankind established commercial, industrial, institutional, and social structures.

Especially with children, inorganic factors provide undesirable and unfavorable influences on their organic growth—chiefly technology, multimedia, and uninformed parenting methods and styles.

A person’s character must grow and develop like a plant. Only Nature must nurture and be nurtured, not inorganic influences like money, material, malice, or malpractice.

Contemplation, intuition, deliberation, forethought, foresight, humanitarianism, social morality, and environmental ethics provide “organic growth”—be it an industry, organization, institution, or society.

However, the progress of humanity has brought more…

…to reconsider than to proceed

…to mourn than to celebrate

…to eliminate than embrace, and

more ethical, moral, environmental embarrassment than pride.

In the commercial space, the organic-inorganic conflicts are money over moral, profit and wealth maximization over product quality, operational standards, employee motivation, customer satisfaction, and CSR, and authority over responsibility and accountability.

In the industrial space, the organic-inorganic conflicts are resource exploitation, depletion, and pollution over optimization, protection, and preservation, innovation over eco-friendliness…

…ruthlessness over sophistication, luxury over need, and growth, expansion, and diversification over deliberation, conservation, and unification.

In the institutional space, the organic-inorganic conflicts are indifference over sensitivity, dominance over independence, hypocrisy over bureaucracy, vindication over liberation, and resistance over acceptance.

In the social space, the organic-inorganic conflicts are bias over equality, appearance over talent, religion, race, caste, creed, color, language, and community over knowledge, information, intelligence, and wisdom…

…rejection over acceptance, separation over association, egotism over selflessness, enmity over fraternity, victimization over safety, recommendation over eligibility, and groupism over individuality.

For a better world and a better life—one of harmony, not harm—organic growth must outpace the inorganic.

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