Call to Action

Climate Change. Hunger. Poverty. Pollution. Plastics. Waste. Ocean. Environment. Mass extinction.

What, Without You, Might the World Not: See? Hear? Know?

Mass Creativity. Diversity. Participation. Inclusiveness. Community. Teamwork.Role. selfies.

"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

Our Crises-Ridden Planet

As the World Thinks, So is Its State of Affairs. QUESTION: Is It Satisfactory?

Climate change. Refugees. Hunger. Migrants. Unemployment. Environmental disaster. Terrorism

At the root of the 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.

Questions for Concerned Planetary Citizens

Critical thinking. Migrant crisis. Public Policy. Governance. Climate change. Ecological Disaster.

The precarious state of our world is too plain to be denied. A dreadful and unprecedented combination of old and new crises 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 but all too prescient observation signifies the dread and apprehension. Fromm's words:


  • "This time, mankind is at one crossroad where the wrong step could be the last step."  


Fromm's observation corroborates the horror that other global analysts variously portray as: 


  • "Apocalypse" 
  • "imminent collapse of civilization"
  • "disintegration of society" 
  • "impending convulsion and chaos" 
  • "breakdown of our cultural patterns" 
  • and so on.


Credible scientists fear that the world is definitely heading for mass extinction; and only drastic measures can avert catastrophe.


Daunting and deeply troubling prognoses! 


What is even more troubling, however, is the growing ineffectiveness of traditional solution approaches. Hence, the twin questions:


  • Are the modern crises and the global predicament unsolved because they are too difficult to solve?
         
  • Or, might it be that we've been tackling the wrong problems?

World's Underlying Problem: Creativity Crisis

Creativity. Truth. Economic development. Public Policy. Governance. Government. Human development

Contrary to popular belief, the dreadful situation the world is in 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 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 identify our present predicament as, fundamentally, a global creativity crisis.


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

Building a Creativity-Friendly Global Society

Critical thinking. Migrant crisis. Public Policy. Governance. Climate change. Ecological Disaster.

To the extent that Global Creativity Crisis is valid, resolving the modern crises and building a viable and sustainable global future require us to: 

 

  • Correct the widely accepted, but inadequate and misleading representations of human nature — misrepresentations that, clearly, are at the root of many of the difficulties the world is experiencing.      

In other words: 

  • Set right our understanding of who we really are and why we live. Specifically, recognize our inherently and primarily creative essence which is in perpetual need of actualization and fulfillment.
     
  • Align all public policies, business decisions, and social actions with our quintessentially creative nature. 

  • Create, provide, and maintain ample opportunities for everyone to find, to follow, and to fulfill his/her passion, his/her path, his/her authentic purpose in life. 


  • Give considerable attention to inner development of people as ethically, morally, socially, and ecologically responsible beings: So that everyone recognizes his/her own special abilities — his/her own creativity — as a global asset, rather than a personal competitive advantage.
     


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, respectively: 



What YOU Can Do

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Get involved! The possibilities of what you can do to save the world are limitless. Here are eleven preliminary suggestions:


One:


Two:

  • Blog your personal insights for resolving the modern crises and improving the human and planetary condition.


Three:

  • Start, launch, or join critical thinking and creative problem solving discussion groups (local or international) on topical issues of local and global interest.


Four:


Five: 

  • Promote (Follow, Like, Retweet, Share) visionary and useful civilization-building ideas, wherever and whenever you find them. 


Six: 

  • Conduct Mass Creativity seminars, workshops, retreats, and discussion groups.


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Eight:


Nine:


Ten:

  • BE CREATIVE: Find innovative ways to build inclusive and participatory neighborhoods, classrooms, workplaces, social groups, institutions, and organizations in which everyone is able to maximize and contribute his or her unique abilities for the greater good.


Eleven:

  • ACT NOW! While there is still time.


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