Homo Creativus

The Truth about Human Nature

Creativity:

News

Creativity: Revealing the Truth about Human Nature

This Life-Transforming Book
Speaks to You Personally, Deeply, Directly
Brings You in Touch with Your Innermost Being

What it really means to be human!
What your own life is truly about!
What gives it meaning and significance!

Creativity: Revealing the Truth about Human Nature

"Every engineer, every scientist, every farmer, and every mechanic knows that nothing will work, that no act will succeed, unless it is in harmony with the true nature of things as they are."
-- Henry Grady Weaver

Creativity: Revealing the Truth about Human Nature is a compendium and synthesis of soul-stirring wit and wisdom on:

  • What it really means to be human.
  • What your own life is truly about.
  • What gives it meaning and enduring significance.

In words that speak to everyone personally, deeply, directly, Creativity: Revealing the Truth about Human Nature brings us in touch with innermost beings – our unique capabilities, interests, values, goals, passions, and motivations – so we can use that understanding to build lives that are meaningful, genuinely successful, and personally fulfilling.

The crux of the book and primary reason for its writing is answer to those persistent life questions everyone inevitably encounters at some stage of his or her personal growth and development:

  • Who am I as a person?
  • What do I desire most in my life?
  • What brings me the greatest joy when I do it?
  • What are my special abilities, values, and interests?
  • What do I particularly like to contribute to society and the world?

Sobering, compelling, at times convicting, Creativity: Revealing the Truth about Human Nature makes a valued and treasured companion in the tortuous journey of self-discovery, personal development, and career choice!

Creativity, Self-Discovery, and University Education

"Learning about yourself is perhaps the single most important outcome of a powerful educational experience. ... Education should be a powerful process of increasing self-awareness, of coming to know yourself and of learning the intrinsic value of who you are as a human being."
-- Forbes

A quiet revolution is gradually transforming tertiary education; but, as yet, going unnoticed by most people. Five aspects of this transformation are particularly noteworthy. They are:

  • Changing perception of college and university students as emerging adults, eager to figure out who they are and what they want to do with their own lives; not merely as future workforce to be trained and groomed for the labor market.
  • Growing recognition of college and university as the single best opportunity for young people to discover themselves: their unique brilliance, interests, passions, beliefs, values, and motivations.
  • Increasing significance of non-academic goals, such as: "self-discovery"; "personal development"; "life purpose"; "the meaning of life"; "life-long contribution to a global society"; and "connecting with the human experience."
  • Growing realization that the best learning outcomes occur when students are able to integrate the knowledge they acquire into their personal experiences, values, goals, and interests.
  • Growing realization that facilitating students’ self-discovery simultaneously enhances other education outcomes, including academic performance, leadership development, and overall psychological well-being.

Though by no means universal, these trends are clearly discernible and, from all indications, seem irreversible.

Education should be a powerful process of increasing self-awareness, of coming to know yourself and of learning the intrinsic value of who you are as a human being.

More than ever before, college and university students are consciously, deliberately, and eagerly exploring who they really are as persons, and what they see as the purpose of their lives. Perhaps more consciously than their predecessors, they are confronting those persistent life questions every young adult inevitably encounters at this stage of his or her development: Who am I? What are my special abilities? What do I particularly want in my life? What do I like to contribute to society? How do I want to be remembered?

By the same token, increasing numbers of college faculty are no longer teaching knowledge for the sake of knowledge; but knowledge applied to the solution of real-world issues of concern to their students. To that end, they are developing different types of educational innovation to teach core knowledge, expand students’ understanding of themselves, and enable students to relate the knowledge they gain to their personal interests, needs, and concerns.

Creativity: Revealing the Truth about Human Nature provides a framework for turning these transformations into enhanced academic performance and overall student success. A lifetime treasure of insights for self-discovery and personal development, Revealing the Truth about Human Nature brings college and university students in touch with their innermost beings, so they can use that understanding to select courses and choose careers that are right for them. University faculty will find the book a foundational resource for understanding students’ quintessentially creative (but generally overlooked) nature and, also, for aligning the curriculum, guidance, and career counseling with students’ personal capabilities, interests, and values.

Overall, for the university student, as for every emerging adult, Creativity: Revealing the Truth about Human Nature makes essential personal companion in three key life processes: Self-Discovery; Personal Development; Career Choice.

Efiong Etuk, Ph.D

Efiong Etuk Ph.D.

Dr. Efiong Etuk is founding director of the Global Creativity Network, a worldwide community of concerned individuals dedicated to the idea of a world in which everyone can be effective, creative, and successful. Proponent of a “Global Creativity-Consciousness,” “The Right to Be Creative,” “Mass Creativity,” and the “Global Creativity ‘Marshall Plan,’” Dr. Etuk speaks and writes extensively on strategies for nurturing and engaging everybody's unique abilities in the Great Work of building a viable and sustainable global civilization that is worthy of our generation and an enduring legacy to succeeding generations.