Challenge yourself to be kind, even if you’re hurting. Share your company with someone who might be lonely or volunteer at your local community center.
We challenge you to create joy in public places, transforming them!
Print out your favorite puns, riddles and jokes and hand them out to the people around you.
Share some of your favorite jokes with us!
“There are some things in our world to which I’m proud to be maladjusted.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
What is Creative Maladjustment?
It’s about not allowing ourselves to become content with the problems we see in the world around us. It’s about not giving in to social pressure to align the way we think and behave with the status quo. Instead, being creatively maladjusted means finding new solutions to challenges, allowing ourselves to be different, and embracing the creative contributions of our friends and neighbors. The creatively maladjusted among us are critical thinkers, architects of alternatives, and believers in humanity.
Can you imagine a better description of what we do at The Independence Center?
Creative Maladjustment Week | The Independence Center
Today the theme is Action and Movement. We challenge you to non-violently raise your voices as well as your heart rates.
One way to do this is through a proclamation. Draft a proclamation of maladjustment describing what you’re maladjusted to. Post it on social media or share it with friends.
Share your proclamation with us!