At the root of our chaos and life-threatening difficulties the world is experiencing lies a fundamental misconception of human nature: of who we really are and why we live — a misconception that needs to be set right, if humankind is to thrive and flourish into the infinite future.
"Every human being has a work to do, duties to perform, influence to exert, which are peculiarly his, and which no conscience but his can teach." —William Ellery Channing
Contrary to popular belief and conventional wisdom, the dreadful situation the world is in is not “economic,” “social,” “political,” or “environmental” crises, per se. Our difficulties are not separate crises, either. Certainly, they are not due to “human depravity,” or to the so-called “human propensity to evil.”
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.
A dreadful and unprecedented combination of old and new problems portend the collapse of civilization and threaten the future of the Planet, unless appropriate solutions are found, and within sufficient time. Erich Fromm's gloomy observation signifies the dread and apprehension. Fromm's words:
Fromm's observation corroborates the horror that other global analysts variously portray as:
In and of themselves, the modern crises are deeply troubling. What is even more troubling is the growing ineffectiveness of traditional solution approaches; hence, the twin questions:
To the extent that the foregoing conclusion is valid, resolving the modern crises and building the viable and sustainable global future that everyone wishes to see require us to:
The book, CREATIVITY: Revealing the Truth about Human Nature, and its global civic creativity campaign offshoot, Time to Rethink Everything: So that Mankind May Thrive and Flourish into the Infinite Future, provide the logical and necessary starting point for the vitally important and urgently needed shift in thinking and actions:
Join the Global Civic Creativity Campaign for insights and ideas on the many useful and deeply fulfilling things and ways in which you can help to:
Blog your personal insights on the modern crises and the human and planetary condition.
Start or join critical thinking and creative problem solving discussion groups (local or international) on topical issues of local and global interest.
Celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Week where you live and work.
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BE CREATIVE: Find new ways to build an inclusive, potential-actualizing global society in which everyone can maximize and contribute his or her unique abilities for the common good!
ACT NOW! While there is still time.
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