We are all on a personal journey of social maturation and spiritual awareness. The fears, loneliness, and confusion inherent to each of us should be thought of as foundational so that we may have a fuller understanding of what it is in common that we all face… that which makes us human… individually and together. As we begin to realize that our greatest problems affect all of us and cannot therefore be solved alone… how we look to each other with common interest in problem solving (as a community) becomes our greatest challenge… we do so in one of two ways. Keep in mind that in both of the following illustrations, the grey dots may represent individuals or groups.
Figure 1.2; Connectedness (our minds are focused on, and by way of, each other ~ direct attribution, “finger pointing”, nonconsentingly hierarchical, etc.):
The red lines show disruptive and inefficient pathways for communicative community energy… the energy is CONNECTIVE and does not flow easily (since it is not naturally readily welcomed) from person to person (or group to person, or person to group, or group to group… whatever the case may be) outside of the most intimate of consensual circumstances… causing emotional imbalance and friction, and physical confrontation… resulting in a disallowance of community cooperation, collaboration, etc. This way of looking at each other can become unnaturally excessive and as such is therefore always by way of an “ism” (a methodology), whatever form it takes… whether it is criticism, exclusionism, gesundheitism, plagiarism, racism, etc.; if it becomes habit, true problem solving slows down and comes to a halt.
The green arrows indicate potential alternative pathways for communicative community energy… See figure 1.3.
Figure 1.3; Interconnectedness (our minds are focused on, and by way of, our environment ~ caring, learning, sharing, understanding, etc.):
The green lines show constructive and efficient pathways for communicative community energy… the energy flows INTERCONNECTEDLY, easily (since it is naturally readily welcomed) from person to person (or group to person, or person to group, or group to group… whatever the case may be) outside of the most intimate of consensual circumstances… causing emotional balance and identity, and spiritual understanding… resulting in harmony and wellbeing. This way of looking at each other is natural and if it becomes habit, true problem solving is accomplished easily and knows no bounds.
The green arrows show communicative community energy pathways that are characteristic of cooperation, collaboration, etc.
All circles are spirals when looked at from an angle, and if not, then, it is a sphere you are in your ignorance attempting to see divergently from its nature… or something.
Connectivity and interconnectivity both have their place and play their respective parts. Do we have enough respect for self and others to learn how to apply them both according to their highest potential nature?
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Ecoculture Village Founder & President, Anthropology BA, Interdisciplinary Studies: Ethnobotany BS. Two things I think are worth anything at all… all things wilderness and ecoculture… and well, RPGs… and skateboarding!
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