About Thrivable Society

Thrivable Society is a community wherein people with a variety of interests and backgrounds come together to explore the living edge. Here we play the Infinite Game. 

We invite you to join us in this playful stance, where we hold both the serious gravity of the world as it is and the opportunity for whimsical bliss. 

Here, we dance between sincerity and irony as we co-create a more curious and more kind world. Acknowledging that we are profoundly interdependent, we gratefully embrace small abundance and beauty, in ourselves and with others, and with all life. 

Wanna keep exploring? Join our real-time flows as a Community Our lively community has regular events, fore/back-casting calls, and podcasts too, oh my!

Thrivable Society flows grow the stock here.

If you are led by curiosity, seeking the living edge of possibility, want to scan the known dimensions of Thrivability, then you have found the best playspace!

We benevolent tricksters and agents of epiphanies welcome you!

Grab your pataphysical compass, because here is how to orient in this playspace

There are several dimension to this space:



There are a few different types of entries (or cards) you'll see on this wiki:


Icon cards explain, well....other cards! You'll see icons used across this wiki in the top right hand corner. These icons mark whether the content handled in the card is an ACTION [insert icon], QUALITY [insert icon], CYCLE [insert icon], or VALUE [insert icon] - more about these categories are in the red icon card themselves. Organizing concepts, articles, and sketches in this way helps create some much needed clarity around how we can use lofty ideas in service of embodying thrivability in the world! Originally, these categories come from the 2010 Thrivability Sketch.

Recommended Reading

Books may be a thing of the past, but that doesn't mean they can't also be a thing of the future ;) When you see a beige card you'll know it's a book recommendation. These cards will have all the information you need to find a book, and enough of a description to tantalize you into full-blown reading.


Sometimes brilliance can't be chunked down. Green article cards contain full articles that are so dang thrivable, you simply must read the whole thing! Not every long-form piece we love is here in this wiki as an article, though. For a more complete compilation of books and think pieces, see our referral list and recommended reading cards. 


Thrivability has a past. The set of blue sketch cards is a collection of previous efforts from 60 contributors from different fields who came together in 2010 to frame the field. They describe actions, qualities, cycles, and values observed to contribute, big time, to thriving. But, the sketch is still a living entity! Through our salons and conversations, we'll continue adding sketch entries together as our community grows! Learn how to use the wiki to contribute to sketch cards. 

Core Concepts

What would a wiki be without a hearty set of concepts for us to grapple with? In addition to sketch cards, purple core concept cards lay out crucial bits on information and ponder-worthy nuggets for us to metabolize in conversation. Bonus points for connecting these concepts to your being-in-the-world and spotting them in articles!  



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