I have created this page as a placeholder for our discussion about the Purpose of the Rightshifting Community. Hopefully, with your active participation, some reasonably clear and mutually acceptable statement of the purpose of our community will emerge.
Note: When using e.g. Twitter, how about using #rightshifting as the tag to connect with others on the topic of Rightshifting? At least, until a better means emerges.
I have no wish to monopolise or even exert undue influence on the nature and direction of this Rightshifting Community. Personally, I’d like to see emerge a non-for profit foundation or similar which could seek donations (not sponsorship) and volunteers to help take the Rightshifting message(s) to a broader audience. Let’s see if any such thing happens.
To get the ball rolling here’s a straw-man statement of our purpose as a community:
“The Rightshifting Community exists to help one another better understand the Rightshifting message; help evolve that message to make it more useful to organisations everywhere; and provide mutual support in situations where indifference and even sometimes open hostility to these ideas can seem overwhelmingly dispiriting.”
Note: My focus on purpose stems from the observation that (shared) purpose lies at the core of the Synergistic mindset. Surely we can learn more about Rightshifting by practically engaging with the building of a Synergistic-minded community?
I posit that as the community comes together, binds, and discusses issues such as this one, the nature of our communal purpose will change and evolve. The external environment will likely also change and evolve (hopefully for the better, with our joint efforts). I for one welcome this prospect.
For my part, I would love to see a diversity of views and contributions in this community. Let’s be different, let’s think differently – not just from the mainstream, but from each other too. I believe the only thing we need to hold in common to be a thriving community is a shared purpose.
Contributions to this Discussion
Please use any means you feel most suitable to get to know each other better, bind the community together, and evolve our shared meaning and common purpose. This page has a commenting facility which might prove useful in the first instance. Please tell your friends.
If you feel this page needs more topics, the community need more pages, or a different medium would suit us better, don’t be shy in making your case.
Please also note that I moderate all comments on this blog myself (including these pages). Thuswise, sometimes comments may take some minutes or hours to appear. Don’t feel embarrassed or uncomfortable about self-organising, or about having discussions in other places or via other channels.