We are experiencing the growing pains of a society in the process of reinvention as we continue globalizing at a dizzying pace. This interregnum, fueled by technological innovation and a wholesale decentralization of voice and power, is eager to question the tried and true modes of operation and ways of politics that took hold long before the 21st century and the internet revolution. Concurrent with the sprouting of those seeds of change, we also see an effort to constrict power by the most dominant governmental and corporate institutions. Fringe revolutionary thought clashes with a seemingly ubiquitous defense of the status quo. The challenge of the 21st century lies in all of the philosophical minds, both big and small, that call this planet home, to experiment with new ways of being. With a glance of solidarity at all of our fellow inhabitants, we should lower our brows and roll up our sleeves, ready to get to the rigorous physical and psychological work required of this grand reimagining. No structure, not even the greatest architectural creations this planet has ever seen, remains unchanged. Degradation in the useful ways of the past, a process that creates new crevices in the mighty constructions we have inherited, gives space for new life to form, the same way a weed sprouts from a crack in a worn stone facade. Our task is to springboard off the fortunes of our past and create new ways of shared prosperity on our tiny rock in the universe.