Join us as we continue with our exploration of flow, reading Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow sequel: The Evolving Self: A Psychology for the Third Millennium (1993).
In the introduction, MC points out “...it is difficult to build a happy life by the simple addition of a series of flow experiences. The whole in this case is definitely more than the sum of its parts”. Beyond just a number of flow experiences, what is needed is “…a system of meanings that gives purpose to one’s being”.
MC explains, “Flow ended with the proposition that by understanding better our evolutionary past we might generate the grounds for a viable meaning system, a faith that can give order and purpose to our lives in the future. To know ourselves is the greatest achievement of our species. And to understand ourselves – what we are made of, what motives drive us, and what goals we dream of – involves first of all our evolutionary past. Only on this foundation can we build a stable, meaningful future.” That is the project of this book.
Chapter 10: A Fellowship of the Future
The grand finale chapter! Join us as we sum up and celebrate this journey we’ve been on together to explore the ideas of this book. To conclude, we’ll look with MC toward the future and discuss how we can positively shape the further evolution of humanity.
Topics: “Forging a Fellowship” “Cells of the Future” “A Faith of the Future”
“Ask Me Why” by Matthew Billman and K. Joia Houheneka
This discussion is done in partnership with the Meetup group 52 Living Ideas.
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