Because We Can - We Must: Achieving the Human Developmental Potential in Five Generations
In Because We Can – We Must: Achieving the Human Developmental Potential in Five Generations, Dr. Alexander Polgar gives an insightful and illuminating examination of the human condition, and his prognosis is encouraging.
We can reach out fullest potential despite the systematic obstruction of our parenting, emotional, and moral development. The underlying cause: aberrant behaviors that are a product of dysfunctional families perpetuated inter-generationally and precipitated by adverse, environmental conditions to which children are exposed prenatally and during their most crucial formative years. Polgar’s solution is simple.
Since the obstruction of our development is environmentally induced, we can achieve optimal development in our parenting abilities, moral reasoning, and emotional intelligence by incrementally altering environmental conditions. Such a change must occur at the grass-roots level and culminate in a global coalition of like-minded people.
He believes that such changes will take five generations to accomplish.