Breaking apart the components of social action, strategically.
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?
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?
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 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).
Three circles of purpose (personal joy, global contribution, true prosperity).
The difference between joy and entertainment.
Innovation is great; but why do Silicon Valley still use it in the service of outdated (predatory) economic model?
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.
Micro-communities and agreements. The dynamics of tribes.