Common themes run through Cultural Maturity’s changes wherever we find them, from the most personal to the most encompassing of concerns. While the specifics of today’s new challenges could often not be more different, fundamental similarities exist in what contemporary questions ask of us. Appreciating these similarities provides guidance for confronting the tasks ahead and also supports the conclusion that change of an encompassing sort its afoot. The End of Civilization and Hope and the Future are each in different ways organized around such common change themes.