Spiral Dynamism -Yellow
This stage comes after the green stage. This stage is the most passionate stage; there is something so special about this stage. It’s rare to find people in society or media with yellow stage thinking. We can refer this stage to be systemic, integrative and multi-perspectival. It takes many perspectives upon reality and that is its one of the most defining characteristics. It’s a difference between looking at the world through a spy glass or a telescope and the way of looking through one perspective which is tier 1. The yellow stage is looking at the world through the eye of an insect, one of the compound eyes or maybe through a camera that uses multiple lenses. This is the perfect metaphor for the yellow stage thinking. Such as the telescopes which use multiple dishes and multiple lenses and then combine all the data to give the final image output. We can even tell when someone is coming from that multi-perspective nature and approach then that person would be a different type of thinker that we actually see. Yellow shifts its pendulum from green which is collective to that which is individualistic. So every stage alternates such as orange was materialistic, blue and green is collective and now individualistic that is yellow but its different type of individualistic whereas orange was all about personal success, yellow is about expressing the self but not at the cost of others. There is sensitivity and awareness to excessive self interest. Yellow strives to limit that and yellow is now aware to its footprint. It’s aware of its footprint within relationship, careful to not hurt people’s emotions too much. Yellow stage softens the harshness coming from the green stage. Orange was too much materialistic and green was too much sacrificing and thus yellow finds a balance between these two. Yellow understands the magnificence of existence. This helps in exploring the reality using our minds. Every perspective is partially true to yellow and there is somewhat truth to be found in things what other people say or do. If they think something crazy even then we can find something useful or something of great importance. Yellow considers itself to be very open-minded. It is able to consider all the radical perspectives that stage blue or green would ultimately refuse to. This helps in the designing and making of integrated and open systems. Yellow see life as a land of ideas where they can absorb as much ideas and perspectives as they want and such people are not overly emotional as green. Yellow emerge from the limitations of green. Green becomes very communalistic and green goes into the excess of emotionality. Yellow comes when green develops increased discernment, so not all perspectives are equal. Some are better than others and there is a recoginition after we have done the green thing of breaking the hierarchies, and now we realize that maybe there are some things as natural hierarchies and surely there are those which are man made and even they are problematic and can be broken down. Maybe they are insufficient or oppressive but then there are some natural hierarchies, what about those and then that moves you from green to yellow. Green ultimately becomes frustrated with fruitless activism. There is a frustration with criticizing, protesting and activism but without any output. This is because we might find that the green doesn’t come up with the highest possible number of solutions and that the yellow gives the ideas and solutions and the productive or creative environment. At the end of stage green, we start to see the wreckage of the entire spiral system. This becomes apparent to you that every stage is fighting with the “Self” and with the stages above or below it. The tier 1 basically contributing endangering the all of mankind. So, as we see this we realize that all of these perspectives to work together in a healthy manner which then becomes the obsession of yellow. Ideas become more interesting to yellow than the community in which green was very interested. Yellow becomes very interested that how other side things rather than just criticizing. The yellow stage has now its own perspective, so we can say that yellow emerges when green becomes self aware of itself as a perspective and green realizes that maybe its one out of many perspectives and no perspective is complete and even though green was about exploring different perspectives to a certain degree. Green was multi-cultural and it valued diversity and it was a bit relativistic but still it was doing it from its own perspective. That if someone gets aggressive with the green then green would get triggered about it and try to exclude that one. Yellow starts to see that its own perspective is not special and green held the position that the perspective of green was the best and superior to all the other perspectives. So, orange stage tends to be very technical with the science whereas yellow relies on the science and now it’s a more holistic approach. It’s not about the analysis only but it’s also about synthesis. Bringing the things together, we are not only dissecting everything but we are bringing things together. The connecting of dots is an integral part of yellow because yellow stage is an expert and master in the understanding of things which people normally don’t understand properly. Yellow always tries to penetrate into the core of the issues and identifying the root problems and solving them. The problem which was with the lower stages was that they didn’t get to the roots of the problems, they might say that there is a problem but there are also many other problems related to that. Green would say that there is a problem with orange that its super sensitive about the material gain and whatever the solutions green gives are shortcome and with no positive and solid output. This is why the problems keep recurring and they don’t get resolved as they should be resolved. But yellow now cares about getting to the root of the problems and it doesn’t want to surface-level solutions. It always values taking multi-disciplinary approach and with this we mean the mixing of perspectives from the hard sciences with the soft sciences. Its also can be refered as mixing of social science with the physical or natural science.