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Quick Test: Are You Post-Progressive?

Are You A Developmentalist?
Take the Test

Take a 2-minute test of your political developmentalism, and see your “transcendence and inclusion score.”

This simple test asks you to select your level of agreement or disagreement with twelve political statements. The test results will indicate your inclusivity score, your transcendence score, and the overall extent of your developmental perspective.

Worldview Questionnaire

Worldview Questionnaire

What is your worldview? Take this 7-minute test and find out which “values frame” describes you best.

By answering these 17 questions you may learn more about your own worldview, as well as about the worldviews of others.

Character Development Exercise

Character Development Exercise

Become a better person through this brief exercise in character development—create your personal portrait of the good.

Answer 10 questions to create a personalized chart of what matters most to you. This chart—your Portrait of the Good—will be sent to your email address as a pdf file.

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“I am grateful for the post-progressive way of thinking. It was totally new to me, and now that I have been exposed to it, I think it is the way forward. It is the future. If there is a way out of this terrible culture war, I think it will be something along these lines. I love the idea of taking the best of the different worldviews and bringing them together into a more inclusive post-progressive worldview. This is a brilliant approach, and I am going to try to share it with as many people who are willing to listen to me as possible.”

– Lucas Chasin

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“Progressivism doesn’t work without a foundation of modernism and traditionalism. Post-Progressivism allows modernists and traditionalists to feel significant, to feel needed, and to have a foundational seat at the table. The reason I don’t identify as a progressive, even though I am a vegan, spiritual, conscious, burning man guy, is because I feel its rejection of these previous worldviews …”

– Thomas Waterman

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3 days ago

“The less sophisticated one is, the less capable one is of distinguishing between people or objects and the conduct of these people or objects. Most people, in order to improve themselves, are forced to prepare for the road toward goodness by establishing a worldview based on a hatred of evil. This hatred of evil is unable to differentiate between the actual evil and the people who do evil–but after all, “the Torah was not given to angels” (Kiddushin 54a, Sotah 33a, Me’ilah 14b, etc.). Even though this is destructive, since by hating the possessor of evil one hates the good within him too, the general character of man is such that this is the way it must be. However, the ideal trait of powerful souls is the ability to clarify and distinguish. Their hatred of evil is “clean,” directed only at the evil object itself. Because it is properly directed, this negative feeling brings them to the positive feeling of the love of good, and thus the light of kindness shines in the glory of their wisdom.”

— The Spiritual Revolution of Rav Kook by Ari Ze'ev Schwartz
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I love Rav Kook. Thanks David

I think hatred of evil is counterproductive. Rather I aspire to accept reality as it is. Where judgment and condemnation clouds vision, acceptance lets me see the opportunity inherent in evil and address it effectively with compassion.

“In the spirit of man, in his will, in his intellect and in all his appearances, the overall essence of goodness and evil are absorbed, which is revealed in the whole of existence, and there is no describing how great is the action of man on the polishing of existence and its enhancement. Certainly no limited intellect will be able to estimate the depth of this vision in its comprehensiveness, and all the more so to describe its details, and even more so to manage the order of life that penetrates all the frameworks of good and evil, which is straightened and directed to demolish the whole building of evil, and to enhance the building of good, in the (higher) soul of man, in his will, in his inner essence, in his particular and collective aspiration, and not only this but also to spread influence from his spirit to the spirit of the world, upon the real aspiration and its forces, to the point of overturning the inner inclination within the depths of evil to the heights of goodness, from the aspiration of demolition, destruction, darkening and debasing, to the aspiration of building, uprightness, illumination and exaltation.” — One Section from Rav Kook’s Orot Hakodesh: The Depth of Goodness and the Depth of Evil: Bilingual Edition by Rav Kook a.co/a7lRjDK

2 weeks ago

A great conversation on race, ethnicity and culture with many integral notes, especially from Chloé Valdary who mentions John Vervaeke! The conversation is much more wide-ranging than the title would imply.

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Yeah - I totally loved this one.

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“I really appreciated the use of gay marriage as an example of win-win-win policy solutions because it shows how people with different approaches to political issues can still align on values. In speaking to my friends about using this value integration technique I realized that it can be helpful to use value as a verb, rather than a noun. When you look at value as a verb, as in ‘what do we all value?’, it really does become possible for traditionalists, modernists, and progressives to value a lot of the same things.”

– Scott Kirby