These kids were known as the hippies. There were many stereotypes concerning hippies; they were thought of as being pot smoking, freeloading vagabonds, who were trying to save the world. As this small pocket of teenage rebellion rose out of the suburbs, inner cities, and countryside's, there was a general feeling that the hippies were a product of drugs, and rock music; this generalization could have never been more wrong.
Many are locked in the blue authoritarian flatland and are just now waking up to orange, "good life" possibilities. At the same time, the postmodern mindset is attacking orange materialism, living more lightly on the land, and searching for meaning in Navaho sweat lodges or excursions into variations on the spiritual theme.
We add Integral-Yellow as the next developmental stage. There are different futures for different folks. The future of the Third World will be Second World "authority" before either First World autonomy or postmodern sensitivity become options.
There are different futures for different folks along the evolutionary trajectory. Beware of imposing the form that fits a specific stage or zone on the Spiral onto other strata. This is an invitation to cultural disaster. There are good reasons why humans have created survival clans, ethnic tribes, feudal empires, ancient nations, corporate states, and value communities in our long bio-psycho-social-spiritual ascent.
He notes that authoritarian China blue is doing more for its citizens than democratic orange Russia, and that enlightened one-party-states and even dictatorial empires redcan build a middle class more quickly than multiparty models orange in Africa.
The evolutionary spirals are dancing all over the planet, in a figurative sense. While some hear tribal drum beats, others are doing the tango, the waltz, the Texas two-step, the jitterbug, the Charleston, or even the line dance.
In some dances each expresses self, oblivious to others. In others, we dance in concert, in a multitude of interlocking arrangements and movements. This is the global diversity.
New political and economic models are beginning to appear, based on the assumptions and codes within integral commons and holistic meshworks. Welcome to the global dance.
The Prime Directive A "postulate" is defined as "an essential presupposition, condition, or premise of a train of reasoning. These shifts are part and parcel of The Prime Directive, a universal ratchet through layers of complexity that appear to impact human choice-making, as well as that of other life forms.
Bacteria, viruses, genes and memes all appear to be shaped by nonlinear, adaptive intelligences as life as we know it continues to evolve on the planet. Rather than existing as stand-alone, independent fragments, the postulates materialize "a train of reasoning" as they work in synergistic concert with each other.
It makes no sense to argue as to which one is the most important. They are all interwoven into an evolving Global Meshworks. Note how horizons are broadening from families to clans, to tribes, to empires, to ancient nations, to corporate nation states, and now to global views.
Yet, all of these viewing portals continue to exist on the planet earth. We are witnessing new versions of the historic continental drift as our economic, political, technological, and social worlds are, indeed, being pulled closer together.
Further, global problems will require global solutions which, of necessity, will require global thinking. Up stream and down stream viewing points must be maintained. Final state paralysis must be replaced by flow state perspectives.
Simplistic car-wash solutions must be replaced by a rich understanding and respect for diversities in people, uniqueness in situations, and inevitable steps and stages in human emergence. Rigid rules, a product of fixed state ideologies, must be supplanted by fluctuating algorithms that engage a world full of variables, life cycles, wild cards and other complex dynamics that lie at the core of life itself.
There are no guarantees; no eternal road maps; no inevitable destinations; no blue print etched in permanent ink.
Yet, there are equations, formulas, fractals, consequences, flows, and processes. Each new solution will, over time, create new problems. Human motivations will change as our life conditions get better, or get worse.
Different cultures and subcultures, then, are organic entities that lay on new levels of complexity as changes in life conditions warrant. Finally, the real intent of these postulates, when taken as a group, is to shape both interior and exterior dynamics to expedite the natural principles that appear to drive societal transformation.
Such dynamics rely heavily on self organizing principles and processes rather than mechanistic, artificial mandates or commandments.Todays teenagers do not read as many books as a teenager even 10 or 20 years back used to. Why is it so? Is it because other forms of communication, learning and entertainment have taken over the ever popular "book" or is there some other reason?
The Impact of Time Management and Causes of Stress in the Workplace - Introduction This assignment is to understand the impact of time management and causes of stress in the workplace; I will be identifying symptoms and behaviours and the impact it may have internally and externally.
Causes of Stress in Teenagers Stress is defined as an applied force or system of forces that tends to strain or deform a body; mentally or emotionally disruptive or upsetting conditions occurring in response to adverse external influences and capable of affecting physical health.
- Children transition to teenagers often causes great stress on teens. Teenagers often feel pressure to do things that they wouldn’t normally do and feel overwhelmed with new school activities. Some teens may experience extreme cases of depression, family stresses and less family support.
Stress is the way the body reacts. It is an unavoidable consequence of life. Teen stress is a big issue in today's society.
Recent studies have shown that teens may develop more stress then adults. I’m an expert on how technology hijacks our psychological vulnerabilities.
That’s why I spent the last three years as Google’s Design Ethicist caring about how to design things in a way that defends a billion people’s minds from getting hijacked.