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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.

Community Comment

“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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5 days ago

“I hope we remember that we are all human beings, caught up in deeply entrenched social patterns and practices. We are all trying to make sense of a world we did not create. We are all recipients of cultural trainings that we did not choose and generally are not well prepared to critique or to resist. And we all struggle to learn new ways of seeing the world. With mindfulness as a support, we remember how we, too, were once in the position of not knowing what we now know. We work on being humble as we engage others, aided by the awareness that we also still have our own learning and growing to do. We become aware that, even as we do what we can to make the world a better place, we, too, will make mistakes sometimes. We work on creating safer spaces for getting it wrong so that we may get it wrong less frequently elsewhere. And we work to build the will to repair, to reconcile, and to keep coming back to one another in hopes of building resilient relationships and robust community together. As difficult as it can be, we work on bringing empathy and compassion to missteps that arise. We work on caring for ourselves and one another as we reveal aspects of ourselves that we are embarrassed to see. As we do this, one conversation at a time, we are building the trust necessary to be vulnerable together, to share what we see with one another, and to listen long enough for the truth to be revealed—all in the service of deepening our own learning and transformation.”

— The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness by Rhonda V. Magee
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2 weeks ago

I couldn't make yesterday's zoom meeting with Jeff Salzman. Is there a recording I can see/listen to? Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less

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I don't think it was recorded, Lori. But I know he's doing a "fireside chat" next Wednesday for Integral Life members: integrallife.com/event/fireside-chat-on-politics-and-culture-with-jeff-salzman-2/

Sorry u missed. It was vibrant. We don’t record these. “Safe spaces” for the integrally informed/inclined/interested. Jeff has a podcast the daily Evolver where u can hear a lot of his wisdom

Was this a Developmental Alliance meeting? Never got the memo, very sorry I missed it!

6 days ago

“We need movements that can hold complexity so that we can learn how to reach for one another, even when reaching for one another makes us uncomfortable. We need movements inside of which millions of people can grow and learn, movements where people can come as they are, as long as they are willing to be transformed in the service of our full and complete liberation. We need people who’ve never graduated from college. People who come from fundamentalist religious backgrounds. We need people who think that corporate approaches to solving problems are the only way to change the world. We need people who believe that charity will make the world a better place. We need people who think all these ways, because without being part of a movement that offers them the opportunity to see differently and do differently, they will continue to see the world the way that they do. Without being engaged somehow in a movement for change, where would they get exposure to a different way of seeing the world?”

— The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart by Alicia Garza
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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