Dec 252010
 

StriveDrive Worldview Highlights

StriveDrive consciousness exists in a hierarchy of worldviews:

  • · SurvivalSense / Instinctive —beige
  • · KinSpirits / Clannish / Tribal—purple
  • · PowerGods / Egocentric / Warrior—red
  • · TruthForce / Purposeful / Traditional—blue
  • · StriveDrive / Strategic / Modernist—orange
  • · HumanBond / Relativistic / Postmodern—green
  • · FlexFlow / Systemic / Integral—yellow
  • · GlobalView / Holistic—Turquoise

StriveDrive consciousness exhibits typical characteristics:

  • · Perceived life conditions:
    • o Opportunities for a better standard of living and improved social position for the individual
    • o Need to escape oppressive dogmatic systems
    • o Need to demystify material world
  • · Worldview and values:
    • o Achieve wealth, status, and “the good life”
    • o Progress through science, technology, and the “best” solution
    • o Winning, competition, and striving for excellence
    • o Individual autonomy and independence—liberty
  • · Contribution to the spiral:
    • o Meritocracy
    • o Upward mobility
    • o The middle class
    • o Excellence for competition
    • o Science, technology, and confidence in progress
  • · Pathology:
    • o Materialism
    • o Nihilism
    • o Exploitive
    • o Unscrupulous
    • o Selfish, greedy
  • · Contemporary examples:
    • o Corporate culture
    • o Modern science
    • o Mainstream media
    • o Professional sports
  • · Organizational structures:
    • o Democratic capitalism
    • o Corporations
    • o Strategic alliances
  • · Exemplary leaders:
    • o John F. Kennedy
    • o Bill Gates
    • o Margaret Sanger
    • o Carl Sagan
    • o Isaac Newton
  • · Estimated percent of the world population:
    • o 15%
  • · Estimated per cent of wealth & political power:
    • o 60%
  • · Techno-economic mode of production:
    • o Industrial economy
  • · Key technologies:
    • o Scientific method
    • o Advanced mathematics
    • o Reason, logic
    • o Technologies
    • o Transportation technologies
    • o Communication technologies
  • · Type of medicine:
    • o Scientific and allopathic medicine
  • · The true:
    • o Objective truth
    • o Reason
    • o That which can be materially proved
  • · The beautiful:
    • o Fashionable symbols of power and prestige
    • o Plummer
    • o Classical music, jazz music
  • · The good:
    • o Progress
    • o Liberty
    • o Material wealth
    • o Status
    • o Opportunity
    • o Higher education
    • o “The good life”
  • · Average neurological activation:
    • o Left brain dominated
  • · Transition triggers:
    • o Spiritual experience
    • o Dissatisfaction with positions
    • o Feelings of emptiness
    • o Guilt
    • o Allures of counterculture
  • · Other names for this stage:
    • o StriveDrive
    • o Achievement consciousness
    • o Formal operational
    • o Strategic thinking
    • o Modernist
    • o Orange meme

Resources:
Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution: How the Integral Worldview is Transforming Politics, Culture and Spirituality, Steve McIntosh, Paragon House, 2007

Spiral Dynamics: Mastering Values, Leadership, and Change, Don Edward Beck and Christopher C. Cowan, Blackwell Publishing, 1996

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