Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Time & the Four Turnings

I am currently reading an amazing book - The Fourth Turning.  It considers time as three distinct perceptive modalities - linear, cyclic and chaotic.  I find the thesis, that Western culture has primarily evaluated time as linear over the last millennium as very accurate.  Further, the cyclic nature of the saeculum (80 - 100 year period / long lifetime) so that we (the USA) are entering a period of Crisis, seems right on track.  I think that we should carefully consider where we are and what generation we are as individuals and our roles in the current and coming period.  Perhaps even more frightening is what deep crisis has yet to come?  Are we ready for World War III or another Great Depression?

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