Adapted from Cultural Maturity—A Guidebook for the Future The goal of getting beyond partisan pettiness in the political arena would strike many people as impossible to achieve. Most people would find even more surprising the fact that the relationship between Left and Right has always been “conspiratorial.” The new ingredient today, courtesy of Cultural Maturity, is not the complementary relationship between polar positions, but the need for us to bring consciously integrative solutions to our political discourse. It is very hard to explain what we see historically if the interplay of partisan opposites has not been an ultimately collaborative sort of relationship. We’ve witnessed cycles of influence, but never has one polar extreme won out once and for all. Over time, influence has been pretty close to balanced, and with […]
Cultural Maturity Involves changes in how we relate, the values we hold, and how we understand. These changes impact every sphere of understanding and action. Culturally mature perspective allows us to step back and better appreciate the functions and interrelationships of the various realms of human endeavor, to see them as aspects of a larger systemic picture. Within each sphere, it helps us get beyond the once timely, but now limiting assumptions of Modern Age belief and think in more dynamic and creative ways.