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Spiral Dynamics Stage Yellow Examples Mega-Thread

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I think this scene from the movie "Donnie Darko" is a good example for stage yellow. What do you think?

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I don't know if he is in yellow,  but I was very surprised by the  way that Bo Burnham analyzed this issue of political correctness. With different layers and different perspectives 

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Vitalik Buterin

 


Association with the wise is the root cause for obliterating all misery. -  Tripura Rahasya

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Very interesting example of yellow. I've studied and followed him for quite a while, interacted with him personally while having dinner together. I'm quite convinced he integrates stages blue and orange very well, but severly lacking a bone of green. I think it's easy to dismiss him as orange/red. Few interesting facts:

  • core of his approach is cybernetics, he calls himself cybernetic/systems thinker
  • read over 10,000 books
  • his shocking approach is a political game to keep appearing in the media (his words), which is main clash between him and his followers/political counterparts, mainly involves throwing and defending his implications which I didn't like, but was sucked into trying to understand and it's quite deep
  • IQ 168, very in games like bridge (polish country champion), poker, chess, etc., knows maths and physics
  • exceptional memory, quote recolection is like I've never seen in anyone, he is questioned about historical questions all the time and I'm yet to find he didn't answer with some unique insights
  • studied psychology, philosophy, law, sociology and mathematics
  • speaks 9 languages, recently he learnt basics of Chinese, best he knows english although his utterance is not the best
  • very rich life, at 73 he has 29 year old wife and a child with her
  • frequently he mentions Darvin theory and big influence is Adam Smith, Alexis de Tocqueville, Aldux Huxley, 1984 by George Orwell

I don't think he delved into spirituality experiencially which is what blocks him to move further. For example I think he doesn't realize that after legalizing drugs like LSD (which I don't think he took), people will turn green.

 

 

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Reality is a Strange Loop ;)


We are enslaved by anything we do not consciously see. We are freed by conscious perception.

- Vernon Howard

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@Leo Gura have you watched any of Patterson in Pursuit? It's a goldmine.  

 

^ VERY VERY COOL

Edited by Bobby
vid didn't embed first time

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amazing interview of Bernardo Kastrup: highly reccomend

showcases yellow & late yellow/ early turquoise

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I feel like simon sinek is very yellow, the way he analyzes stuff and presents it.

in this point of the video he explains why people get angry at CEO's, he seems pretty neutral about it and he gets to the root.

 

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8 hours ago, Leo Gura said:

Hey, ya'll, I need your help!

I want to create a comprehensive list of video examples of prototypical stage Yellow thinking.

This is not meant to humiliate or demonize stage Yellow. It's meant to be an educational tool for people learning about Spiral Dynamics.

So towards that end, scour Youtube and find all the videos you can which exhibit stage Yellow thinking. Try to find videos which are short and sweet. The more diversity we can display here, the better. Try to find examples from various cultures: Europe, Middle East, Asia, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, Africa, South America, etc.

We will create a mega-thread like this for every stage in the Spiral, from Red to Turquoise. But here, let's just focus on Yellow. Each week I will start a new mega-thread topic for the next stage.

Do not start a political debate in this thread! It is not our goal here to defend our personal political positions or to judge any stage, but simply to compile examples.

Thanks for your help! I'm excited to see what kind of juicy stuff you dig up. Try to be selective with your choices.

This can turn into a really cool list.

Stage Yellow Values:

  • Nuance & complexity
  • Openmindedness
  • Perspective
  • Novel concepts & POVs
  • Generating fresh insights
  • Understanding
  • Systems thinking
  • Nonlinear dynamics
  • Sustainability, long time frames
  • Going meta
  • Big picture vs technical analysis
    • Holistic analysis
    • Synthesis
  • Connecting the dots
  • Penetrating to the core of an issue
    • Identifying & solving root problems
  • A multi-disciplinary approach
    • Mixing hard & soft sciences
  • Creativity, outside-the-box solutions
  • Ecology
  • Responsible ways of being
  • Studying models
  • Spiral Dynamics
  • Natural hierarchies
  • Education, knowledge, research, reading
    • Reading lots of diverse books
  • Clean content, concentrated information
  • Life-long learning
  • Expertise, competence, experience
  • Context, learning from history
  • Developing skills to become an instrument for the greater whole
  • Independent thinking
  • Neutrality: Being objective/impartial
  • Designing solutions for the entire Spiral
  • Meeting people where they are at
  • Building bridges
  • Social engineering
  • Ecological designs
  • Reducing the suffering of living systems
  • Pulling ideas from many sources
  • Combining different ideas, models, theories
  • Left-brained
  • Vision & purpose, being a visionary
  • Requisite variety, mental flexibility
  • Self-actualization
  • Paradox
  • Uncertainty
  • Responsibility, independence, autonomy
  • Being a lone-wolf

Stage Yellow Examples:

Abraham Maslow, Eben Pagan, Noam Chomsky, Fritjof Capra, Carl Sagan, quantum mechanics, fathers of quantum mechanics, David Bohm, Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Erwin Schrodinger, Arthur Eddington, Richard Feynman, Freeman Dyson, John Archibald Wheeler, Paul Feyerabend, Kurt Godel, Obama, George Soros, Joseph Campbell, Erich Fromm, Clare Graves, Don Beck, Spiral Dynamics, Ilya Prigogine, chaos theory, cybernetics, biomimetics, NLP, Alfred Korzybski, the leading edge of academia, futurists, StarTrek humans & Vulcans, Prime Directive, sustainable living, ecology, eco cities, conflict resolution, Shinzen Young’s mindfulness system, Wikipedia, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Jacques Derrida, Buckminster Fuller, W.V.O. Quine, Sergey Brin, Larry Page, Steve Jobs, Paul Allen, Elon Musk, Joe Rogan

Really Eben Pagan Yellow, Leo? How come? He seems like a heavy materialist workaholic type and earlier pickup-artist?

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1 hour ago, Viking said:

I feel like simon sinek is very yellow, the way he analyzes stuff and presents it.

in this point of the video he explains why people get angry at CEO's, he seems pretty neutral about it and he gets to the root.

 

I don't think he is yellow

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it is about 1% of population in this society that possess some tier 2 thinking, but to be considered fully tier 2 there are not many.

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Check out my man Noam Chomsky not getting triggered by Ali G:

 

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24 minutes ago, Spinoza said:

I don't think he is yellow

maybe you're right, I dont know him very well, seemed like it from a few videos i watched.

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@hedge this is fucking hilarious 

wait is that guy a comedian?

okay, he said cunnilingual... hahahaha

Edited by d0ornokey

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There's quite a few examples here already that are below yellow. 

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