Sharing the wisdom of common values
This network of networks is intended to integrate multiple collaborative networks of activities between:
* Individuals and groups who may already have active initiatives of their own, which they already promote through other networks.
* Individuals and groups who recognize overlapping areas for constructive and inclusive collaboration whilst maintaining the identity of their own work.
* Individuals and groups who recognize that values, wisdom & quality are relevant to all areas of human activity, including the objective sciences as well as those where human nature and aesthetics are positively encouraged.
* Individuals and groups who appreciate that there is more to progressing human discourse than criticism.
That is other networks in which we participate, but which have distinct identities despite overlapping activities. For example, in no particular order:
Friends of Wisdom - website, mailing list and (dormant) forum
The Mary Parker-Follett Network - a Ning network
Arete - Chicago University wisdom initiative.
Inclusional Research - website and mailing list
Thinking Hotel - a physical (!) collaboration space and LinkedIn group
Psybertron Blog - What, why and how do we know?
Wikiversity Wisdom Project - challenges and on-line courses
Human Dignity & Humiliation Studies - breaking the cycle of humiliation.
The Elders - global leaders working for peace and human rights.
There is only one rule - Respect.
I'll just express one reservation I had about 'joining the dots'.Basically, I don't think of myself as a dot. And I don't think about relating to others as getting connected.Those kinds of imagery…Continue
Started by Alan Rayner. Last reply by Ian Glendinning Aug 6, 2013.
We should think of defining our objectives along several lines:WHAT - To achieve what in the world beyond the group. A "strategic vision" of the values, goals, outcomes of our shared activities. The…Continue
Started by Ian Glendinning. Last reply by Leland R. Beaumont Aug 6, 2013.
Statesmanship is a rare combination of wisdom and courage. Statesmanship requires the wisdom to envision a world as it can be, and the courage to make it happen. Statesmanship is what we must expect from all of our elected officials.
We must engage in political discourse based on intelligent, fact-based dialogue on the most important issues. A focus on statesmanship can lead to our increasing…Continue
Posted by Leland R. Beaumont on August 7, 2013 at 2:08pm
There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
In my experience of many discussion groups and mailing lists involving intelligent people engaged in debating solutions to deeply interesting and pressing questions, you can be sure that those prepared to put time into the discussions are passionate.
In fact you can be pretty sure that they are so passionate that they probably have a life project to do more than simply debate the current…Continue
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