The fragile and precarious state of our world is a grim and daunting challenge. An unprecedented combination of mutually reinforcing crises portends the collapse of civilization and threatens the future of Planet Earth, 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 Earth is heading for mass extinction. A recent United Nations Report and a BBC podcast portray an ecosystem (Nature) that is rapidly collapsing, and a Planet that seems to be (or is) heading for its catastrophic demise.
Daunting and deeply troubling!
What is even more troubling is the growing ineffectiveness of traditional solution approaches. Hence, the twin questions:
Analysis and synthesis of the insights that are brought together in Creativity: Revealing the Truth about Human Nature suggest, contrary to popular belief, that 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.”
The result of the analysis identifies 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, solving climate change and other life-threatening crises the world is experiencing, 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 Planet are limitless. Here are ten preliminary suggestions:
Creativity: Revealing the Truth about Human Nature and its global civic creativity campaign offshoot — Time to Rethink Everything — provide the logical and necessary starting point for the vitally important and urgently needed transformation in thinking and actions:
Following are eleven preliminary elements of the Global Civic Creativity Campaign, just to get you started: