Polarity number two is REAL & IDEAL. While this pair may at first seem prosaic or obvious, it is highly useful and applicable to many life situations. Without the moderation and challenge of the other, each of these poles can be problematic. Realism without idealism can lead to a cynical acceptance of a dysfunctional status quo. And conversely, idealism that is unrealistic can result in ineffectual wishful thinking. But when these two poles become mutually co-correcting, they can increase our power to improve things.
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We are thrilled to introduce our newest Senior Fellow, David Storey, and his new article in the PPP:
David's article highlights why the post-progressive approach to climate change is the key to paving a new path forward on the climate crisis.
Check out our approach to achieving a win-win-win for everybody in our new Global Climate Change issue position at the Post-Progressive Post:
Instead we need to embrace the “good” solution to climate change, and the integral/post-progressive worldview has a unique capacity to find a version of “the good” that all major worldviews can resonate with. 2/
As the last week has made clear, we can’t afford to wait for the “perfect” solution to climate change to succeed amidst our raging culture war. 1/
We’re not really seeking common ground, we’re staking out a kind of higher ground wherein a more inclusive level of cultural solidarity can emerge. Notwithstanding America's hyperpolarization, we’re buoyed by our practice of virtues, which includes hope as a habit of the heart.