Thursday, 15 October 2009

The New Potentialists: Are You One?


Following studies conducted in several countries, the Canadian results suggest that 28% of Canadians fit the definition of Potentialists. Potentialists lead lives that are personally fulfilling and rewarding, including the pursuit of enriched world travel, starting new hobbies, and spending an increased amount of time with their families. The rise of potentialists is driven partially by the economic downturn, which has prompted many to reconsider their priorities. Think Squam Workshops and starting an Etsy shop - gardening, dinner socials and knitting your loved one finger-tip-less gloves. Are you a Potentialist?

4 comments:

rochelle at Studio 'g' said...

wow -- yes I am, and I like that word...it has sort of a philosopher cross funky band name ring to it.

Isabel said...

I think I am definitely favoring a Potentialist path, and I agree that economic downturns do in fact bring us to a new awareness of self, worth, and priorities. As for experiences like Squam Artworkshops, I can only say that after spending a week at SAW, I was also struck by a renewed sense of community. A momentum that should be further explored...

http://a-room-of-one-s-own.blogspot.com/2009/09/touch-intersect-and-reverberate.html

I have recently been introduced to your site and truly enjoy your though provoking posts.

Thank you,

Isabel

corine said...

Oh I love that concept! I'm so tired of fatalism, and negativism, and pessimism.. yet you have to be lucid. So potentialism it is!

sealaura said...

i did not know I was canadian! I like this potentialist thing , sounds positive. :)