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Confronting Life’s Uncertainties & Complexities with Creativity

Transitional Absurdity: A Developmental Notion That Offers Hope | Psychology Today Canada
A framework that speaks to a needed next chapter in our developmental story.
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But new cultural chapters don’t tend to arrive smoothly. Predictably, there will be a necessary time of transition where the loss of familiar truths causes disruption. The theory describes how we would expect this to be particularly the case with today’s needed changes. Transition between modern-age realties and cultural maturity’s more systemic perspectives requires a letting go of culture’s past role as mythic parent—and with this, the surrender of absolutist, ideological beliefs of all sorts. We should expect the resulting need to more directly confront life’s uncertainties and complexities and to take a new kind of human responsibility to be particularly disruptive.

By Nollind Whachell

From playing within imaginary worlds to imagining a world of play.

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