Are You A Cultural Creative?

Do you love nature? Are you concerned with ecological sustainability? Do you want to create a new and better life in this country? Do you recycle? Are you unhappy with both the left and the right in politics, and the constant emphasis on "making it," getting and spending, wealth and luxury goods? Do you care about children's education? Our neighborhoods and communities? Relationships? Helping other people? Do you value spirituality? Psychological development? People and places that are exotic and foreign? Experiencing and learning about other ways of life?

If you answered "yes" to many or most of these questions, you are what sociologists Paul H. Ray and Sherry Ruth Anderson refer to as a "Cultural Creative."

Credit: From Jolia Einstein's "The Time is Ripe for Cultural Creatives," Vision Magazine, June, 2006.