The precarious state of our world is a grim and growing concern. An unprecedented combination of mutually reinforcing crises portends the collapse of civilization and threatens the future of the Planet, unless urgent and drastic solutions are found — and within sufficient time.
Erich Fromm's gloomy but all too prescient observation signifies the dread and apprehension. Fromm's words:
Fromm's observation corroborates the horror that other global analysts variously portray as:
There are even fears that the world is heading for mass extinction.
Daunting and deeply troubling prognoses!
What is even more troubling, however, is the growing ineffectiveness of traditional solution approaches. Hence, the twin questions:
Contrary to popular belief, the dreadful situation the world is facing is not “economic,” “social,” “political,” or “environmental” crises, per se. Our difficulties are not separate crises, either. And they certainly are not due to “human depravity” or assumed “human propensity to evil.”
Analysis and synthesis of the insights that are brought together in Creativity: Revealing the Truth about Human Nature identify our present difficulties as, fundamentally, a global creativity crisis.
To the extent that fundamental misconceptions about human nature and the resultant global creativity crisis are valid, resolving the modern crises and building a viable and sustainable global future require us to:
In other words:
Get involved! The possibilities of what you can do to save the world are limitless. Here are ten preliminary suggestions:
Creativity: Revealing the Truth about Human Nature and Time to Rethink Everything — its global civic creativity campaign offshoot — provide the logical and necessary starting point for the vitally important and urgently needed shift in thinking and actions:
Following are eleven initial elements of the Global Civic Creativity Campaign, just to get you started: