I was just looking at an old page on Evoke that offered probably the most thorough explanation of my developmental growth map/theory, and I noticed a nice little description of the human growth process at the personality level. I thought it was worth offering here on it’s own. It’s a nice little, simple to understand, description of who you are, at the most basic level, at each stage of life. (Note, the first numbers are the binary versions of the level numbers – 0, 1, 2, 3…):
0 – fetus to birth – aware of self input
1 – birth to 9 months old – aware of self output
10 – 9 months to 2 years old – aware of how others’ (family/friends) outputs meet internal needs
11 – 2 to 3 years old – aware of how self and others’ outputs can combine to create new things
100 – 3 to 7 years old – aware of how self and others’ needs are met by society
101 – 7 to 13 years old – aware of self outputs combining with society’s to meet others’ needs
110 – 13 to 19 years old – aware of others’ outputs combining with society’s to meet self’s needs
111 – 19 to 35 years old – aware of how self’s, others’, and society’s outputs combine to make new things
1000 – 35 to 60 years old – aware of how the planet’s outputs meet self’s, others’, and society’s needs
1001 – 60 to 102 years old – aware of how one’s own outputs can meet the planet’s needs!
Do you feel this, too?
I’ll also add that all individuals go through these general stages (not necessarily at the same rate), and that includes individual species. Right now humanity is entering a new kind of “middle age”, which is why we are starting to see the emergence of society paying attention to how the planet’s resources serve the needs of not just humans, but other life as well, both those species who are close to us in the evolutionary family tree – other social animals – and those who are part of the rest of the tree of life on Earth – from tiny bacteria to whole forests and coral reefs. We are finally learning how the Earth as a whole nurtures all of us Earthlings, unconditionally…