I so love the new values. I can feel it in my bones that a more meaningful culture is lurking underneath all this mess and morass. Already in 2005 Daniel Pink wrote in his insightful and very readable A Whole New Mind: Why Right Brainers Will Rule The Future, "We've moved from an economy built on people's backs to an economy built on people's left brains to what is emerging today: an economy and society built more and more on people's right brains."
The Age of Creativity! You probably remember, at least by title, the book Drawing On The Right Side Of The Brain, that taught drawing intuitively rather than intellectually. The right side of the brain governs our creative-emotional aspect, the left our rational-analytical. Neither can function without the other, or rather both sides inform each other to make us human, although we're not necessarily perfectly balanced. In general terms many really creative people lack a bit of rational-analytical, and many sciency, techy or businessy people lack some creative-emotional. Others seem perfectly balanced (my daughter can navigate both complicated scientific details and concepts, and she is very creative at the same time). In addition, more women are slightly right brain heavy, while more guys are a bit left brain heavy (that's what that other fun book, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus was all about). Here a link to a good article that compares the two sides of the brain.
Pink is saying that we're moving towards a more creative, empathic cultural and economic model. That is also the reason why the humanities are on the rise again. Corporations are finally understanding that people who have learned to think, to look at broad cultural patterns and ideas, and who are creative, will do well in many different business environments because they think laterally and out-of-the box, instead of linearly within their field. Right-brainers can make connections between seemingly unrelated fields. Waldorf Education has always taught to make such lateral connections, and speaks to this cultural shift (Rudolf Steiner, its founder and a brilliant visionary, was way ahead of his times. We're only now catching up to his many ideas.).
So, are you well balanced between both sides of the brain? More left brain? Or more right brain?