Tell me, is now the time for you and me to stop what we're doing and ask ourselves whether or not Robert Kegan, the author of In Over Our Heads: The Mental Demands of Modern Life, is right when he says the mental demands of modern life are too much for us?
Is Kegan right when he tell us our ability to accurately perceive events, comprehend situations and circumstances, and respond to the altered realities all around us is not nearly sophisticated enough to deal with the regressive pulls and new complexities that are alive in this new century of ours? Are the modes of thinking, feeling, and acting that we learned growing up in the 20th Century no longer adequate to both comprehend and respond to the mind-numbing array of new inventions and technologies, ethnic and racial conflicts going on across the globe, and new global trends impacting out lives?
Simply put, is there a distinct mismatch between our 20th Century mind's conceptual abilities and the radically new 21st Century complexities we face? Are we, to use Dr. Kegan's phrase, "In Over Our Heads?"
What's YOUR sense of this?