Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Actualization
We have one mission: To create a world of realized potential. It was Emerson who said, "Do the thing and you will have the power." And he was right. You can create reality. We do it everyday. We turn idea, wish, desire, and dream into actuality, into tangible real life, all the time. Our minds are the universe's most powerful tools. Our neurons contain all the seeds of our capacity. Seeds we plant with our actions, yielding harvests more fruitful than we can imagine. Your potentialities launch far beyond our status quo. They go farther than our greatest dreams. The time is right to drop the "self" in self-actualization. It is the age of reality. A world beyond our highest aspirations. A return to a heroic age. A return of the excellent human being.
Mentioning the self in self-actualization mucked up the beauty of Maslow's aspirational model. Self-actualization, to many, wrongly implied a desireable selfishness of the individual. And in this me-me-me era of social media mass mediocrity, the term can be ill-used as a crutch towards complete self-indulgence and self-interest. "Look, Ma, I'm self-actualizing!" However, as Maslow himself explained, self-actualization is far more beneficial to society than first understood. For people who actualize show the rest of us just how far we can go. They, in their enlightened interest, elevate all of us by their accomplishments, virtues, and character. It turns out, the very best thing you can do for the rest of us is to become the absolute best version of yourself. Or die trying. You to the max. You at your finest. You with a capital Y.
We like to simplify. Clarify. So we dropped the self. We are Actualization. We are beyond self.
The best of the best learn (eventually) that the greatest joys are shared joys and the greatest causes are those which live outside of our pesky ideas of "self." We pour our egos, our identities, into something infinite. Ideals. Truths. Virtues. We immerse in celestial waters. Into the eternal.
Actualization is our why, and it's dual-pronged. We aim to actualize individuals and thereby actualize all of humanity. We elevate people so they may become better citizens of a greater planet. We aim to bring the highest human values to their rightful place as the backbone of good character. We fight for a world where every soul is encouraged and nurtured towards their unique maximum.
We fight for You.