The Great Growing Up: Being Responsible For Humanity's Future

The Great Growing Up Being Responsible For Humanity s Future The Great Growing Up is about an urgent collective choice to opt for responsible adulthood over the largely adolescent ways we have been relating to one another and our planet Earth The author demonst

  • Title: The Great Growing Up: Being Responsible For Humanity's Future
  • Author: John Renesch
  • ISBN: 9781935387183
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Great Growing Up is about an urgent collective choice to opt for responsible adulthood over the largely adolescent ways we have been relating to one another and our planet Earth The author demonstrates that it is not too late to create the future we all say we want for our children and our children s children a future that is environmentally sustainable, spiritual The Great Growing Up is about an urgent collective choice to opt for responsible adulthood over the largely adolescent ways we have been relating to one another and our planet Earth The author demonstrates that it is not too late to create the future we all say we want for our children and our children s children a future that is environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just This book is about a change of thinking that supports a paradigm shift from adolescent self centeredness to adult responsibility for all life forms Anyone willing to genuinely grow up can make this necessary choice Ever increasing numbers of individuals today are already seeking self actualization, growing in consciousness, and willing to take on leadership roles in bringing about the first conscious evolution of our species This represents a somewhat invisible global movement of historic proportions The Great Growing Up invites anyone concerned with humanity s future to participate in this new thinking The work of growing up is not primarily about political action it requires no government funding, no special trainings The work is about a change of mind we simply begin acting like mature adults The author points out how Taking the reader by the hand, Renesch presents a brief historical overview of the ideals and radical visions that informed this country s foundation He invites us to consider what s been obscured, what s been lost, and when and why He helps us to look courageously at the choices that have led to our personal, societal and planetary dilemmas He identifies patterns of human behavior that currently prevent making the shift in collective consciousness and pops a number of myths beliefs we have that are no longer valid Finally, he details the behaviors we need to encourage and offers an optimistic option for the future despite many negative global trends His friendly writing style encourages trust and agreement, and the vast resources of his lifelong collaboration with business persons, futures and systems experts lends strong authority to his proposals John Renesch, renowned futurist and prolific author, has written a deeply provocative book to inspire the evolution of a new humanity The Great Growing Up brilliantly captures the critical importance of the present moment and outlines a trajectory for achieving a mature, peaceful future for all John s roadmap to our collective future is clear, compelling, and transformative His new book is important and empowering I highly recommend it Lynne Twist, co founder, The Pachamama Alliance Like a master painter, John Renesch provides a broad interpretive mural of the last half century along with a sweeping and sense making depiction of how humankind has encumbered itself with less than a fully human milieu But he does not leave us in stoicism or anomie He encourages hope that we can rebuild our future through new forms of conscious leadership One is left with both an understanding of our past and a renewed sense of mission regarding a future on which mankind s very survival depends Andre L Delbecq, J Thomas and Kathleen L McCarthy University Professor, Santa Clara University John Renesch is a Renaissance Man who lives in the twenty first century In The Great Growing Up he shows how, through conscious evolution, we can put our predatory past behind us and create a dignitarian world Prophetic yet practical, The Great Growing Up integrates science, philosophy, spirituality, and psychology into a compelling vision of a world that will work for everyone Robert W Fuller, former president, Oberlin College, author of All Rise Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity This book is about the art of the possible despite all odds in these turbulent times It is a manifesto for all of us as humans to lead rather than follow our own evolution Mark Thompson, bestselling coauthor of Success Built to Last In his new book The Great Growing Up John Renesch challenges us with authority, humanity, energy and optimism, to address the key issues facing society today, both globally and personally and these two dimensions are closely linked It is full of valuable insights, as well as being a call to action These messages need urgent attention if we are to survive this century, let alone see a better world in the years ahead Time is not on our side Bruce Lloyd, Emeritus Professor of Strategic Management, London South Bank University Ever the optimistic realist, John Renesch makes clear from the beginning that The Great Growing Up intends to make us uncomfortable with the lies we tell ourselves about our world and our place in it In debunking the myths that we think guide us, John offers a transformative manifesto of what is possible for humanity with the emphasis on human But this is not new age mumbo jumbo John s background in business and the physical sciences is evident throughout Read this book and share it James A Autry, author of The Servant Leader and Looking Around for God In The Great Growing Up, John Renesch meticulously describes today s dysfunctional societies and the dissatisfactions they have created However, a well functioning society is possible through conscious evolution, the use of human intention to create alternative money systems, transformative learning, gender parity, energy independence, and a host of other paradigm changes The Great Growing Up contains a vivid description of contemporary society that is as accurate as it is depressing however, Renesch gives his readers a Great Dream for the future that is rooted in the writings of the founders of the United States, yet rebooted for the tattered world of the 21st century a splendid book Stanley Krippner, Ph.D Professor of Psychology, Saybrook University, coauthor of Personal Mythology John Renesch has been a pioneer and visionary in the search for human val

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