Institute for Human Conceptual and Mental Development (IHCMD) is an independent,
non-profit organization. It was set up in 1990 to facilitate independent research and
study. It was to investigate the common human causes that lie behind persisting and
growing cultural, religious, racial, political, social, economic, human individual and
environmental problems, difficulties and crises we face and we create as a species
globally today. Going beyond symptoms and consequences to understand the common,
deeper-rooted problems, causes and developments that lie behind them. In turn, to
understand the nature and direction of the answers and solutions, the steps toward a
sustainable, equitable, secure and peaceful future.
involved questioning the fundamentals and essentials of how traditionally and today we
understand and manage human existence and development. It required rethinking the
fundamentals and essentials of human existence, and critically questioning traditional
socio-cultural beliefs, views, values, conventions and practices. Such fundamental
questioning could not take place within academia and the prevailing paradigm. Questioning
the fundamentals and essentials of how traditionally and today we understand and manage
human existence and development was not possible within existing organizational and
institutional structures. It required an independent institutional setting to consider and
discuss the issues beyond the pressure to conform to conventional wisdom and established
central questions that guided the research and study were: What about us is it that makes
us understand and manage our existence and development in the harmful, destructive and
counterproductive way we do? How as a species in our self-development and growth did we
get to where we find ourselves today and the problems, difficulties and crises we create?
How did we get to understand and manage existence and development in the way we do? What
is the direction of the answers and solutions, the direction we need to take in our
own development and growth to understand and manage human existence and development in
sustainable, equitable, secure and peaceful ways?
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