So, I decided to check out "Spiral Dynamics" online. This, after my initial confusion after reading the introduction here. My first question was automatic - WHAT IS “POST-TRUTH”… But my bigger question is, since this is posted here, on a somewhat SDA discussion site, I have to assume that before we tackle the rainbow colored filing system, we are still “Adventists” - meaning, looking forward to some sort of end to the humanistic mess we have created here on this earth. You don’t have to be an Adventist to know that the world is in a bad place, and when someone pulls the plug and the power grid goes out, we’ll be back in color “BEIGE” (refer to "Spiral Dynamics" initial stage.)
What struck me, even before referring to “Spiral Dynamics” online, I wondered how we can refer to a humanistic, and politically inspired explanations to “keep us all standing”. I had thought that the SDA answer to the calamities described in Matt. 24, would be somewhat biblical, culminating in the long-awaited return of Jesus. I know that’s a stage “BLUE” expectation, but any religion, still left to function by this system, is a stage “BLUE” phenomenon.
Just so we are aware, this isn’t new. There are all sorts of sorting systems that attempt to explain the evolution of human development. My favourite (being a teacher at heart), is shoving people into the common education filing system - kindergarten - primary - junior-high - high school - post secondary, followed ultimately by the creators of these systems in their high towers - with most of the general population stuck in the - junior high stage.
There are numerous explanations of this system of tracing “human development”. The Spiral Dynamic explanation I stumbled on, has interesting examples of stages by, once again, referring to the current political parties that are duelling on our TV sets. The names associated with the development of this system are interesting to trace. Let me just say, they’re not out of your Bible.
I know, I know, by saying all this, my personal development has been pegged, and filed into one color or another but, I’m not playing this game.