The Adult Society

The global financial meltdown that surfaced in late 2008 taught us we have been living far above our means ? physically and materially. Here is a book that looks at how far below our potential we have been living ? emotionally and spiritually ? and offers a vision that can correct this.

The Great Growing Up: Being Responsible for Humanity?s Future sets the stage for a new frontier for human consciousness. It projects a vision and shows a way for generating a global reality that offers all of humanity a more stable, secure and peaceful future, qualities just about any mature and sane person in today?s world would want. The author makes a convincing case for why the time is now to make this conscious shift in human evolution. He points to the extraordinary confluence of forces that make it possible to realize this new potential now, perhaps for the first time in human history. He describes a vision for a better future, a ?world that works for everyone?- not just some people, but all people! The Great Growing Up is a major next step toward the inherent social potential of humankind.

The author is John Renesch, futurist and social entrepreneur. Inspired by the original American Dream created by the founders of the United States of America (not the materialism-based one presently in play), the author extrapolates that inspired 18th Century ideal for one nation into a 21st Century vision for the whole world. The future he describes is visible to the human heart if not immediately visible to the intellect. He calls this future the ?Great Dream? and explains how social transformations of this magnitude usually occur. He points to the amazing but unappreciated power of public legitimacy people unconsciously surrender to dysfunctional systems thus contributing directly to situations they wish were different. The Great Growing Up identifies the allies and enemies of this transformation and concludes with a clear and inspiring vision of what is entirely possible, yet unrealized, for human beings in today?s world.

Renesch has agreed to give all his royalties for the book to FourYears.Go.

Here is what Lynne Twist, co-founder of the Pachamama Alliance, says about the book: ?John Renesch, renowned futurist and prolific author, has written a deeply provocative book to inspire the evolution of a new humanity. The Great Growing Up brilliantly captures the critical importance of the present moment and outlines a trajectory for achieving a mature, peaceful future for all. John¹s roadmap to our collective future is clear, compelling, and transformative. His new book is important and empowering. I highly recommend it.?

To purchase the book, here is a link to the book’s site at

blog comments powered by Disqus