A wonderful conversation about joy-based social enterprise, and using the best components of different cultures, and other topics around how to create a thriving culture. Collective identity and individual identity. The best of the cultures from Chiapas, The United States, China, and Japan. How are Starbucks and Philz Coffee able to scale a great customer experience?
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?
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:
The value of multiple viewpoints
Viewpoints are often chosen based on values (though multi-viewpoints are good generally)
Each viewpoint can have a degree of accuracy or distortion
Distortion can be deliberate or non-deliberate
The push towards ever-greater division has led manypeople 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).
Conscious mind and auto-mind. We discuss the Alliance for Community Development’s new Values System.
The back-and-forth relationship (bidirectional feedback loop) between cultural signifiers and internalized culture. (Values System is an example of trying to intercept this and put in a consciously desired influence.)
And another back-and-forth relationship between “slow mind” (PFC) and “fast mind” to create the best outcomes.
Cultural-emotional inertia. When did the “conquer nature” mindset emerge. Robert Graves. Ishamel. A note on this piece: I have been reading The Patterning Instinct, which traces our collective cognitive history, and its origins. So now I know that the early Proto-Indo European (PIE) culture around the Black Sea were the first peoples to domesticate the horse, and this gave them an enormous military advantage that allowed them to spread into and dominate Europe and the Middle East. They brought with them a far more male-dominated culture that also had very strong ideas of “right” versus “wrong”, embedded into their langage, which we carry with us to this day.
Using cynicism as a form of wisdom. Reacting versus responding. Family dynamics showing up in business, relationships. Noticing the difference between feelings and reactions. Personal identities and company identity. How you find clients who will make you successful (starting with where people are, emotionally and logically). (Helping people who are easy to be helped.) Handling the illusions of dating.
The podcast domain is registered. Following up on what it means to glorify God. Talking about the Climate Strike. Nutrition (why do we need to have our wisdom teeth out, but people didn’t used to?). Problems with the Green New Deal?
American individualism and its causes? Getting bored with material fascinations. The fascination with mistakes in language. How different languages affect your sense of time and space. Fairies untie the shoelaces. Indigenous wisdom.
How being watched affects you. Identities. Being recorded. The epidemic of loneliness. Is social media helpful somehow? Hyper-individualism (good and not so good). “Group individualism.” Infinite consciousness coming through the human experience. Infinite consciousness mediated through the human experience.
Epidemic of loneliness. Chiapas people have 300 days of festivals. “How are you doing?” (Robot answer vs. your true answer.) The practice of integrity and being a good human. What is “right and wrong?” What does it mean to “glorify God?”
Helen, Joe, and Chris.
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