Thank you for the thoughtful comment and links! I really appreciate the feedback and engagement, it makes the writing process much more enjoyable.
Regarding the use of Integral lingo. I totally agree that I could have been more precise if I had used Integral terminology. In fact, my first draft of this article was a much longer piece, that attempted to place literal belief in the American Dream as an the Amber range understanding, demonstrate that such an understanding would be beneficial for young children, and then argue that such beliefs can evolve through the Orange and Green layers towards an Integral perspective as the child ages.
The problem I had, however, was that the article was either totally inaccessible to an audience unfamiliar with Ken’s work, or required that I spend far too much time developing the framework for new readers (and doing so far less precisely than the excellent work in the field already).
As a result, I reimagined the purpose of the article, and became more interested in taking a “show-don’t-tell” approach regarding Integral concepts. My hope is that by making my work more accessible, it may serve as a gateway to Integral concepts.