What does success look like in a thrivable system?
Perhaps success looks like happiness! Figuring out the characteristics of a thrivable system might be looking for systems where there is happiness.
And how do you know if there is happiness? Well as my friend Sian claims in his email sig. “If you can’t measure it you can’t improve it.” While that might not be fully true, the old saying goes, you get more of what you measure. So perhaps measuring happiness might be a better indicator than gross national product.
Maybe the key to thrivability can be found in the measurement of Gross International Happiness?