Most people are alarmed and eager to help resolve the dreadful predicament the world is facing, but feel overwhelmed by the thought of changing such a complex social-economic-political system — because one hardly knows where to begin.
This book, CREATIVITY: Revealing the Truth about Human Nature, provides the logical and necessary starting point for the global recovery effort: A shift in the way we think about ourselves and the purpose of our life.
The crux of CREATIVITY: Revealing the Truth about Human Nature is our naturally creative and most valuable, but historically overlooked, undervalued, and colossally wasted quality as humans — Homo Creativus. Analysis and synthesis of the insights that are brought together in CREATIVITY: Revealing the Truth about Human Nature suggest that many of the psychological, social, economic, political, and ecological difficulties the world is experiencing are, fundamentally, the result of the inability of the vast majority of people to realize and to beneficially engage their natural abilities — their creativity — and, thus, inability to experience their lives as having meaning and significance.
Sobering and illuminating, CREATIVITY: Revealing the Truth about Human Nature sheds valuable new light on the human and planetary condition and points the way out of our present predicament:
Ours is the best of times. Ironically, it is the worst of times also. Summary review of the state of the world indicates a mixed blessing.
On the positive side are:
Negative conditions include:
Disaster metaphor after disaster metaphor portrays the state of the world as:
The familiar cliché, “If you're not scared, you probably aren't listening,” captures the mood of people everywhere.
Reactions to the current state of the world range from passive resignation to naive optimism.
Between the two extremes is the growing number of individuals and social movements proffering an assortment of (sometimes complementary, sometimes conflicting) proposals to avert the ultimate catastrophe.
The dreadful and increasingly volatile state of the world raises two fundamental questions:
Analysis and synthesis of the insights that are brought together in Creativity: Revealing the Truth about Human Nature yield two conclusions, with fundamental implications for the way we think about ourselves, organize society, and conduct affairs:
Homo Creativus (the new and authentic sense of who we really are and why we live) and Global Creativity Crisis (the radically different understanding of the modern crises) require us to fundamentally rethink the way we live, work, raise children, educate the youth, manage institutions and organizations, govern society, and relate with one another and with the natural world.
Practical implications of Homo Creativus and Global Creativity Crisis for human affairs and for our planetary future are the reason for the newly launched global civic creativity campaign, "Time to Rethink Everything: So That Mankind May Thrive and Flourish Into the Infinite Future."
All this is to say:
A Totally New and Authentic Way of Seeing Ourselves and the Purpose of Our Life