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Confronting the questions on which our future depends.
Charles Johnston MD
Guidance for the future of gender and love may come down to a single, simple recognition.
The #MeToo Movement and the like can only be a first step if we are to get where we need to go.
There is a surprising key to rethinking gender: Recognizing that it has never been what we thought it was.
How changes reshaping love today are more fundamental than we realize—and more fundamental than we could have realized before now.
Our future wellbeing as a species—and quite possibly our survival—depends on fundamentally rethinking wealth and progress.
Effectively understanding the future requires a deeper understanding of the past
How do we best understand the long-term implications not just of extreme polarization between political parties, but also major fissures increasingly dividing each of the parties?
If the democrats had wanted to open the door to a Donald Trump reelection in the recent debates, they couldn’t have done a better job (the price of ignoring the hard questions)
Our modern crisis of purpose confronts us with how Cultural Maturity’s “growing up” as a species represents the only option going forward.
Leadership at every level, from the most personal to the most encompassing, is necessarily coming to have a whole new meaning.
Death represents life’s ultimate limit—and also, too, its ultimate teacher of wisdom. A needed new maturity in how we relate to death has radical implications for the future.
Not only does love today demand new human capacities, it is coming to have a whole new meaning.
Avoiding nuclear catastrophe and the possibility of functional government will require an essential “growing up” in how we understand and relate.
Effective moral decision-making in times ahead will require capacities new to us as a species. Here is a primer.
When we look at the most important questions ahead for the species, we discover that successfully addressing any of them will require skills and capacities new to us as a species.
The most important questions as we look to the future are explicitly human questions. Here are a snapshots of a few of the most critical.
Do you lose hope when you think about the future? The concept of Cultural Maturity addresses the essential "growing up" on which our future depends.
Charles M. Johnston, MD, is a psychiatrist, writer, and futurist. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the future and how we can best prepare to meet it.