"A worldview of a society only seems to adjust when a group of people (usually starts as a very small but obstinate group) continue to question the problems that they and others rub up against, and ultimately reason that these problems come down to some disequilibrium between the dominant “worldview” and their reality. Throughout history, this process of socio-philosophical equilibration, if you please, has taken different forms: hellenistic philosophy, Taoism, Roman stoicism, the European Enlightenment, the Transcendentalists of New England, the Beat Generation, and more. But it’s not just philosophers and writers that engage in this. Anyone that comprehensively and fundamentally thinks for him or herself and acts on what he or she finds contributes to the process of socio-philosophical equilibration. This is true whether you’re a politician, a fry cook, a philosopher, a homeless person, or a Fortune 500 CEO."
painting by Kandisnky