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The Real and Authentic You

Analogous to your dressing mirror, Creativity: Revealing the Truth about Human Nature brings you face-to-face with your innermost being with the real and authentic you! 


Stirring and revealing insights into the nature of human nature speak to you personally, deeply, directly powerfully and conclusively demonstrate:  

  • What it really means to be human    
  • What your own life is truly about    
  • What gives your life meaning and significance.  

Here, essentially, is your blueprint for authentic and genuinely successful life and living.


Here, in particular, is a life-long awakening to the genius you embody that can serve all of humanity and bring about significant improvement in the planetary condition. 


Overall, here is the ultimate resource to help you understand and connect with your innermost self; and, by that very fact, be able to understand and connect more deeply and more successfully with loved ones, family, friends, colleagues, and the natural world! 

CREATIVITY: Revealing the Truth about Human Nature

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Rationales for This Book:


Implications for Global Actions

What YOU Can Do

What Readers Are Saying

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Rationales for This Book

A new and authentic way of seeing ourselves and the purpose of our life, Creativity: Revealing the Truth about Human Nature lays foundation for solving five of modern civilization's most critical needs:  

  1. Our inherently creative nature that needs to be recognized, nurtured, engaged.
      
  2. The colossal waste of human potential that needs to be halted, reversed.
      
  3. World's underlying but unsuspected and unnoticed crisis that needs to be recognized and frontally addressed.
      
  4. Higher-order human needs that clamor for satisfaction: Identity. Meaning. Authenticity. Purpose.
      
  5. Valid framework for understanding and resolving the modern crises and for building a viable planetary future.  

A brief elaboration of the significance, as well as the urgency, of each of these needs is provided in the following sections:

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ONE: Our Inherently Creative Nature that Needs to Be Recognized, Developed, Engaged

Easy to read and universally accessible, Creativity: Revealing the Truth about Human Nature demonstrates five fundamental, but generally overlooked, principles of human life and existence:     

  1. The naturalness of creativity — the defining quality that makes us truly human, and that also distinguishes us from all other species. By that very fact, the inherence of creativity in human nature and, therefore, its universal distribution.
     
         
  2. The inviolability of creativity — a quality innate in every human being by virtue of natural law, and that therefore cannot be taken away, denied, or violated;  a right that is not contingent upon age, gender, birth, economic status, tradition, belief, culture, politics, or custom.
     
  3. The centrality of creativity in human life its primacy among the forces that drive human behavior and shape people’s lives.
     
     
  4. Actualization of one’s creative potential as: a) "the primary goal of life"; b) "the highest expression of  human nature"; and c) "the healthiest and happiest state of being."

  5. Inadequate opportunity for most people to reach their full potential as the root of the global epidemic of meaninglessness and the resultant social and psychological problems that are ruining the lives and destinies of countless millions of people around the world, traumatizing families and societies, and seriously impoverishing modern civilization.  

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TWO: Colossal Waste of Human Potential that Needs to Be Halted, Reversed

Seven billion “locked treasure chests” are a terrible waste the world can no longer afford, ignore, or condone. 


The obvious referent here is the colossal and needless waste of human potential and creativity that has gone on for ages, and seems to be growing worse over time. For further elaboration of the waste, visit "Why This Book."


Global Civic Creativity Campaign the call-to-action offshoot of Creativity: Revealing the Truth about Human Nature is designed to mobilize and engage the creative intelligence of the general population in a global talent salvage and recovery, as well as in resolving the crises the world is facing.

There are two related sides to the campaign: 

  • The One Side:  
    Highlight the patterns, conditions, and circumstances — forces both within and outside ourselves — that tend to: i)
    diminish us as humans; ii) limit our ability to do the things that each of us is uniquely gifted to do; and iii) prevent us from recognizing and fulfilling our potentialities and our special purposes in life.  

  • The Other Side:  
    Engage all people in sectoral and professional
    conversations on ways to: a) halt/reverse the tragic waste of human potential; and b) recognize and make the most of everyone's natural abilities.  

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THREE: World's Underlying but Unnoticed, Unsuspected Crisis that Needs to Be Addressed

Conventional wisdom regards the modern crises and the global predicament as separate and distinct crises:  

  • “economic crisis” 
  • “social crisis” 
  • “political crisis"
  • “environmental crisis"  
  • "religious crisis" 
  • etc.

Analysis and synthesis of the insights that are brought together in Creativity: Revealing the Truth about Human Nature conclusively identify our present predicament as, fundamentally, a Creativity Crisis:

  • This is the inability of the vast majority of people to reach their potential, to become their real, authentic selves — inability to recognize, to develop, and to engage one's natural abilities in meaningful and beneficial functions — and, resultantly, widespread sense of futility (meaninglessness), of which many (probably most) psychological, social, economic, political, and ecological crises are the symptoms.  

To the extent that this conclusion (Creativity Crisis) is valid, resolving the modern crises needs to begin with setting right the way we define ourselves and the purpose of our life. 


This is probably what the great thinker, E. F. Schumacher, implies in one of his insightful observations (slightly elaborated herein): 

  • "We are suffering from a metaphysical disease [fundamental misconceptions of human nature], and the cure must therefore be metaphysical [authentic and valid sense of who we really are and why we live]."

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FOUR: Higher-Order Human Needs that Clamor for Satisfaction, or Fulfillment

Analysis and synthesis of the insights that are brought together in Creativity: Revealing the Truth about Human Nature lay foundation for meeting higher-order human and planetary needs that, ever more stridently, "clamor" for satisfaction. These are: 

  • The spontaneous awakening of people, worldwide, to their inherent worth as humans.  
     
  • Increasing cross-cultural, cross-gender, cross-generational sensitivity to higher-order human needs: identity. Meaning. Authenticity. Purpose.
     
  • The resonance of Homo Creativus with the way people deeply feel about themselves: Personal sense of one's uniqueness, with special work to do, role to fulfill, contribution to make.  

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FIVE: Valid and Solid Framework for Understanding and Resolving the Modern Crises

Close examination of the insights that are brought together in Creativity: Revealing the Truth about Human Nature uncovers a solid and authentic framework for understanding and resolving the chaos the world is in:


  • Homo Creativus — Our quintessentially creative nature as humans — provides the basis of every policy, every decision, and every action, if it is to genuinely succeed and endure.   

Analysis and synthesis of the insights further indicate the clear superiority of Homo Creativus as the framework — the underlying social, economic, and political notion — for building a viable, ecologically-enhancing, humanly fulfilling planetary future. 

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Implications for Global Actions

Creativity: Revealing the Truth about Human Nature is, essentially, a call to worldwide actions to: 

  • Set right the way we define ourselves and the purpose of our life.

  • Reclaim our quintessentially creative, but historically overlooked, nature.
      
  • Mobilize and engage the creative intelligence of all people in the “Great Work” of resolving the challenges the world is facing, and of building a viable, sustainable, and humanly fulfilling global civilization.

To these ends, the new and authentic understanding of human nature suggests six crucial and related actions:   


One:

  • Recognize our inherently creative nature as humans (Homo Creativus) — naturally and primarily driven to develop and to engage one's natural abilities in meaningful, significant, and beneficial functions.   

  • Correspondingly, recognize potential-actualization and human fulfillment — enhancing people's innate abilities — as the basis of everything we do, the mindset behind every policy, every decision, every action.

Two:

  • Recognize human fulfillment, or the actualization of one's innate potential, as the end, the goal, the natural purpose of human life — with economic consumption and material well-being as the means to that end.  
     
  • Correspondingly, rethink the long-held belief that economic factors — wealth, consumption, and material well-being — define, shape, or determine human life.

Three:

  • Recognize and promote the authentic nature of human nature — self-actualizing; purpose-driven; continually seeking to: a) reach one's potential; b) reflect humanity's higher ideals in one's life; and c) create and provide something new, unique, and of enduring public value.
        
  • Correspondingly, rethink traditional conceptions of human nature as self-centered, competitive, adversarial, materialistic, and consumption-driven.   

Four:

  • Research, develop, teach, promote, support, and/or reward methods of work, systems of values, patterns and operational relationships that enhance and beneficially engage people's finest and most important human attribute — their creativeness.  

Five: 

  • Join and take active part in the comprehensive, universally accessible, and easy-to-implement campaign to: a) return humanity to the proper understanding of our inherently creative nature — Homo Creativus; and b) implement Homo Creativus in every facet of human life and society — parenting, education, leadership, management, economy, politics, care giving, social organization, and more.      

Six:

What YOU Can Do

Call to Action

Visit Call To Action. Notice the alarming state of our world. See the many useful and deeply rewarding things and ways in which YOU can help to: 

  • Solve the mess the world is in.

  • Shape the viable, ecologically enhancing, humanly fulfilling planetary future that we all wish to see.
     
  • Nurture and make the most of your natural abilities for the greater good.

  • Help the people with whom you live, work, and interact to better understand who they really are and why they are here on Earth at this particular time.


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Human Nature

  • “a truly phenomenal and path-breaking book” -Walter


  • “Well thought out and well written. Good Read” -John


  • “defines the path to creating a global positive future for generations to come” -Cheryl


  • “May well help readers begin the important journey of ‘Know Thyself’” -Simon


  • "Thank you Efiong for putting together a book on such an important topic" -Anonymous


  • “a major universal task … a masterful job … created as a resource book to be returned to over and over ” -Alan


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