Updated: Dec 19, 2020
“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.”
Why a values-based society?
Cultural Creatives represent, not just a movement, but a shift in consciousness bringing forward the Practical Wisdom of Conscious Living. With rise of scientific materialism, society now values power, things, and personal success over family, community and peace of mind. Individualism and “if-you-win-then-I-lose” thinking leads to imbalances (i.e. social injustice, economic disparity, health & wellbeing, environmental destruction). Human pride and greed now dominate.
Why are CCs emerging at this particular time?
Times of chaos & crisis bring great danger AND great opportunity for change. With the current pandemic, climate crisis, social systems crumbling we are definitely in need of change. It must happen from the grassroots. Traditionals go into fear and resist change, clinging to the past. Moderns waver in the middle trying to maintain the status quo. Cultural Creatives embrace change as offering possibilities to take society to its next leap in evolution.
Why haven’t I heard of CCs when 1-in-4 Americans qualify?
CCs are an emerging social class, unheard of when I was young. I have said I’ve lived two lives; half as a modern and half as a cultural creative. We feel we are alone because the ruling group is moderns. They control the media. Their job is to maintain the status quo. However, they are fast losing numbers as they join with CCs.
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart, the center cannot hold,
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world. . .
Surely some revelation is at hand.
–W. B. Yeats