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ChatGPT Example: Seeing Clearer Relationships Between Concepts

I mentioned yesterday that I’m using ChatGPT to specifically see the relationship between concepts I already known and gain a clearer, bigger picture of how they interrelate to one another within the context of life as a whole.

In a way, this is what I wanted to do with concept maps a while back but I just didn’t have enough experience with them to be able to easily create them. But that said, I think the key thing I wanted to achieve with concept maps was a feeling of finally having something “solid to stand upon” , with regards to the decades of research I’ve done but nothing really substantial to show for it. In effect, it felt like I had this bigger picture intuitively within my mind but I couldn’t find the right words to articulate it in writing and thus get it out of me.

Below is one such simple, yet powerful example of using ChatGPT to articulate the relationship between creativity and vertical development, providing both a confirmation for what I already know about the relationship but also another way of expressing it.

What relationship does creativity have with vertical development?

Creativity can be seen as a key aspect of vertical development, as it involves the ability to generate new and original ideas and solutions, and to think in novel ways. As individuals progress through different stages of vertical development, they may become more adept at utilizing their creativity in various domains, such as problem-solving, decision-making, and innovation. Additionally, as individuals become more self-aware and able to take a more holistic perspective on their experiences, they may be better able to tap into their innate creativity.

As I’ve noted before, creativity is symbolized as the river of life. As we progress through life, we are challenged by life itself and thus have to step into this river, swim within it, and cross to new lands, so that we can build a stable bridge to these new worlds (which represent a new stage of psychological development and a new way of perceiving the world).

What’s important to realize though is that as we get to higher stages of development and accompanying higher levels of consciousness, we become aware that the goal isn’t to use creativity as just a transitory tool, to overcome a brief period of unknown uncertainty, but instead we learn to use it as a way of playfully experiencing life all the time, opening up to possibilities and experiences we may have prevented from perceiving due to our limited mindsets before.

In other words, as we progress through our vertical development, we are effectively learning to master creativity within larger contexts of life, until we learn to apply it to life as a whole including how we perceive ourselves and the entire universe around us.

Again, I already intuitively knew this but I couldn’t easily verifying my intuition without doing massive amounts of research. The AI of ChatGPT, however, helps me to achieve this by simply asking a specific single question about the relationship of these concepts. It’s amazing.

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.


By Nollind Whachell

Questing to translate Joseph Campbell's Hero’s Journey into The Player’s Handbook for The Adventure of Your Life, thus making vertical (leadership) development an accessible, epic framework for everyone.

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