Discussion at Seed 2009
Arthur Brock's ideas for values (from recording):
- Not just people but the organization must be able to adapt to change at the speed that it's happening today
- Willingness to distribute (not concentrate) power, intelligence, and wealth within the group
- concentrated power corrupts institutions
- open-source community is an example: share control and access
- Diversity of expression
- accept the use of different symbol sets, including different religious views
Kevin: diversity is a form of strength/wealth
- Kevin: Radical Trust
- Family feel
- Finding common ground and common images across cultures
- "Use oneself to cherish others"
- Be nice
- Bonnie: Maintain a place for self-expression
- Being active
- Connecting heart-to-heart
- Being sensitive and intuitive
- Valuing intelligence and wisdom
- Being purposeful
- Being ready to change at all levels
- Committing to the mainstream, because our future is not different from everyone else's
- Readiness to be surprised
- Sacrifice (paradox)
- Being accepted for who you are, even if it's different than what people are used to
- Avoiding intimidation--allow people to ask about things you're discussing that they don't understand
- Ted: Quality of listening
Ted: Being "in the world"
- Lion: Imaginative
- Walk the walk
- Letting go of ego and limits
- Openness to possibility
- Defending difference in others
Kevin: Protecting, supporting, and nurturing life
- Brandon: Life is precious
Brenna: Personal fulfillment/caring for yourself
- Do we want to exclude people who don't have these values?
- These values are not aimed only at TheDestiny. TheDestiny exists partly to motivate the expression of these values in the goal of making the world a better place?
- Does SolSeed have to include only people who are committed to TheDestiny, splitting others off into people within the broader network of allied organizations? Or does SolSeed as a group of people include everyone who shares our values, regardless of what they think about TheDestiny?