Leo Gura

Spiral Dynamics Stage Green Examples Mega-Thread

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Hey, ya'll, I need your help!

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

This is not meant to humiliate or demonize stage Green. 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 Green 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 Green. 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 Green Values:

  • Love, heart, soul, empathy, intimacy, kindness
  • Compassion, mercy, leniency
  • Humanism, liberalism, social progress
  • Equality: gender, race, economic
    • Everyone is equal
  • Egalitarianism/Democracy
  • Anti-materialist, anti-consumerist, anti-greed
  • Social conscience
  • Supporting humanitarian causes
  • Activism & protests
  • Live-and-let-live attitude
  • Diversity, multiculturalism
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Flattening hierarchies
  • Cultural relativism
  • Relationships, bonding
  • Pacifism, peace
  • Finding common ground
  • Harmony
  • Human well-being
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Warm interaction, hugs
  • Pleasing everyone
  • Sensitivity
  • Femininity
  • Teamwork
  • Dialoguing
  • Sharing ideas and feelings
  • Mind-altering drugs
  • Exploring altered states of consciousness
  • Spirituality
    • Spiritual but not religious
    • Communal spirituality
  • Environment, ecology
    • Back to nature
  • Sustainability
  • Recycling
  • Human-centered, heart-centered communities
  • Protect the vulnerable, help the downtrodden
  • Redistribution of resources, level playing field
  • Inclusiveness, everyone gets an opportunity
    • Don’t exclude anyone
    • Tolerance
  • Openmindedness
  • Free love, intimate sex
  • Sex education
  • Cooperation vs competition
  • Animals, children, the disabled, minorities
  • Creativity, beauty, art
  • Gurus
  • Bringing people of the world together
  • Socialism
  • Crying, expressing vulnerable emotions
  • Intuition over logic
    • Right brained
  • Health food & exercise

 

Stage Green Examples:

Burning Man, hippies, New Age, Green party, Greenpeace, vegans, vegetarians, liberals, progressives, Democrats, Bernie Sanders, Obama, TYT, Bill Maher, The Daily Show, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Sam Seder’s Majority Report, John Oliver, Democracy Now, “liberal news media”, Vox, VICE, New York Times, MSNBC hosts, CNN hosts, Keith Olbermann, Michael Moore, Al Gore, Donny Deutsch, Noam Chomsky, Sean Penn, Al Franken, social workers, community organizers, spiritual meet up groups, university culture, SJWs, political correctness, LGBTQ rights, gender pronouns, protecting minorities, post-modernism, feminism, “Neo-Marxists”, abortion rights, planned parenthood, pacifism, ACLU, #MeToo, Antifa, support groups, tree huggers, bleeding hearts, Care Bears, animal rights, anti-war protests, Occupy Wall Street, charities, non-profits, NGOs, organic farming, organic food, recycling, global warming, music festivals, flower child, 60’s counter-culture, Haight Ashbury, Woodstock, the Beatniks, The Beatles, John Lennon, Bob Marley, Willie Nelson, marijuana legalization, psychedelics, Timothy Leary, Terence McKenna, Ram Dass, psychotherapy, progressive school teachers, liberal supreme court judges, 9th circuit court of appeals, socialists, redistribution of wealth, drum circles, neo-shamans, communes, Doctors Without Borders, universal healthcare, sensitivity training, non-denominational churches, health food stores, Wholefoods, Wholefoods rabbit meat, Western yoga, Reiki, Western Buddhism, massage therapy, chiropractors, naturopaths, meditation as a fad, TM, crystals, yoni eggs, juice cleanses, detox, green smoothies, colonics, spas, scented candles, burning incense, aromatherapy, tie-dye shirts, Kombucha, probiotics, soy, gluten-free, farmer’s markets, non-GMO, Fair Trade, Che Guevara, Oprah, Nelson Mandela, Pope Francis, anti-vaxers, Hollywood politics, save the whales, Esalen institute, humanistic psychology, transpersonal psychology, co-ops, Montessori schools, Scandinavia, the Scandinavian prison system, California, San Francisco, Oregon, Austin, Mass, Sedona AZ, NY, Seattle, Hawaii, Canada, Northern Europe, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Iceland, denuclearization, equal pay, free college for all, basic universal income, amnesty, affirmative action, gun control, assault weapons ban, pro-Union, pro-EPA, cutting defense spending, open borders, higher taxes, lenient penalties, abolish death penalty, drug rehab centers, homeopathy, astrology, hypnosis, the Bill Gates Foundation, Dr. Albert Schweitzer, MLK, JFK, RFK, life coaching, children’s rights advocates, protecting endangered species, mentoring programs, helping the elderly, cleaning up the environment, back to Earth movement, cotton clothing, minimalism, Peace Corps, plot of Avatar, civil rights, human rights, watchdog groups, Prius, Tesla, Smart car, electric scooters, commuting on bicycles, solar power, wind power, renewable energy, corporate culture at Google & Apple, warning stickers, safety codes, talk therapy, grown men crying, Utopian communes, Mind Valley, Into The Wild: Chris McCandless, the UN, cultural appropriation, activists, local co-ops, mental health professionals, teachers, the Ultra Spiritual guy, Tantric sex, ayahausca retreats, conscientious objectors, yin-yang & peace tattoos, Osho’s ashram, Russell Brand


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Great example of Green getting triggered by Blue/Orange.


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Beautiful example of a man who transitioned from Orange to Green.


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Green at its best.


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Popular Classic Rock Green songs that speak out against Orange

 

 

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Posted (edited)

Another old-day song that makes fun of the Orange stage.

 

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