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Is evolution to re-democratizing society next possible step?

Primitive societies were democratic, and grew more and more power-cenralized, in seemingly inevitable way. But now that means of communication is democratized, can we see a state change to a re-democratized world?

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Visibility vs. Value

Is over-engineering a response to cultural trauma?

The value (or demand for) status.

Sensible strategy for creating value in the world.

The value of self-promotion. Charlatans, hiders, and value show-uppers. What’s the right ration of allocating time for self-promotion versus creating value?

How do you unlock your showing up? What is the value of shining? What stories do you tell?

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Impeachment Hearings and Truth

Impeachment hearings go in real time, hard to think slow enough to ask the questions and un-bias the conversation (if you want to think based on what is true).

A framework for understanding:

  1. The value of multiple viewpoints
  2. Viewpoints are often chosen based on values (though multi-viewpoints are good generally)
  3. Each viewpoint can have a degree of accuracy or distortion
  4. Distortion can be deliberate or non-deliberate

Thoughts:

The push towards ever-greater division has led many people to seek better ways of coming together. The work to do this is different from the human process to tell the story we already know. When I see that others are seeing things very differently than me, I feel called to find out why. Part of this requires listening and trying to understand. Greater understanding requires suspending judgement (but not suspending discernment). This feels to me, now, like a movement without a name (yet).

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Personal Thoughts

Queitness Cafes

An innovative idea anticipating Gen-Z’s coming “rejection” of over-saturation.

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Home Conversations

Function Stacking in Life

Following the flow of efficiency, purpose, and effectiveness.

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Home Conversations

Alternate Lives and Identities

Different timelines, life-lines, and a possible relation to a central self…

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Home Conversations

Gumball Machine Ideas

Talking about how to create a gumball machine full of magical sayings, seeds, etc. Making it work with other projects and income.

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Three Circles of Purpose

Three circles of purpose (personal joy, global contribution, true prosperity).

The difference between joy and entertainment.