Posts tagged ‘crises’

From Beautiful Imperfection to Ingenious Madness

marilyn-monroe-life-imperfection-quoteWe people (not you or me but all the others ofcourse ;)) tend to strive to perfection. But as Marilyn Monroe once said: “Imperfection is beauty” she really struck lightning with that quote. She was ever so right. We have created a society where we frighten each other with perfection targets. And while there is nothing wrong with striving to perfection, it’s starting to get scary if it becomes a goal instead of a means. Let’s give each other room for finding the next perfection level but don’t make it a frightening target because this will in fact create the opposite effect. People will stop their ingenious madness which could lead to new breakthrough ideas (of which we never can have enough in this crisis-led society). So please be forgiving in your attempt to try to control renewal. Or even better: stop trying to control it at all; just wait and see and let innovations happen and learn from them.

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Sharing Your Uniqueness Makes The World Unique

uniquenessEvery person in the world (not you or me but all the others ofcourse ;)) is unique. We take pride in our uniqueness. But we also have a strong urge to combine our individual uniqeness into something greater. Often with the goal to create synergy together. It is this combined uniqueness which is able to create great things. Only question is: what kind of uniqueness combinations do we need to combine to create this better world? We still don’t have the answers to that question, given the fact we currently seem to be more capable of creating new crises than solving the already existing ones. There is room for improvement in this area. Improvement could come by combining some of our individual uniqueness in another way than we are used to. Maybe the clue is simple: the more we share our uniqueness with eachother the more unique the world will become. And the more unique, the less centralized it is and the better the resource sharing can be. What’s your uniqueness?

Strange Habits (And What To Do About It)

We human beings (not you and me, but all the others ofcourse) have some really Strange Habits. We tend to live our lives the way others have invented it for us. We take it for granted. We don’t discuss it. Our parents teach us what they think we should know to grow up. Our schools teach us what they think we should know to be ready for a societal task. Our employers tell us how to do our jobs. Our governments tell us how to live together. And this list goes on.

We suffer from societal “learned helplessness” obesitas. But what would happen if many of us adopted for example Steve Jobs’s vision (which I really love)? Would we really be able to stop living the results of other people’s thinking? Stop being trapped by our own invented dogma’s?

Or what if we took this part of the Rebel’s Manifesto: “Care not of the opinion of others. They are based on their own thoughts and fears.” for serious? Or what if we really started living according to the Holstee Manifesto? (see the youtube) 

Giving all the above, I honestly believe we need to challenge some of our own invented dogma’s. And learn how to let go of those dogma’s that hinder true societal innovation. So we can really transform the world into a better place and get rid of our crises. Obtain new, better values for society. Happy Strange Habit Fighting!

How Can We Put Our Own Illusions To A Benefit?

We human beings are strange species. We normally do not react on the objective reality that surrounds us, but we give this reality our own interpretation. By doing this we are in fact creating our won illusion. And whatever illusion we create, gets attention, not only ours but also from others. That’s how the Universal Law of Attraction works. So whatever illusion of the objective reality we create, will grow. So our illusions are in fact a very powerful machinery.
Suppose we all interprete the way we see the world as being a “system” full of crises, we then create ourselves the illusion that there are nothing but crises. But what if we changed the meaning of these illusions? Suppose we all would think and truly believe there are no crises? Act from positive thinking only. Then there ARE no crises. They vanish! We have invented them ourselves! And we sustain them by keeping thinking that our current systems are the only possible systems. But that in itself is also an illusion! It’s as if we have made our thinking immune to new, fresh viewpoints.
There is a very easy way out: start really thinking what reality you really want to see. Start thinking what reality you really want to create. Then this is the beginning of change. Change from Humanity 1.0 which is currently a champion in creating self fulfilling illusions. And change to Humanity 2.0 which can become a champion in creating new global happiness! Happy changing!

Did You Know? There’s Only One Thing That Fear Fears And That Is Love

We humans have brains that work like reptilians. If something new comes on our path, we allmost automatically react with a fight or flight response. We generally fear the new, unknown because we see it at first glance like a threat. We rather stick to the safe, well known things we are used to. The things we were sure that worked in the past, even if we all know they were far  from optimal. We just accept that fact and generally try to avoid structural renewal. But if you take a look at all the crises the world is in, isn’t it time to change our reptilian-like brains into real human brains, which we by the way all have? So put away the fears, exchange them with love, respect and a culture that stimulates societal learning instead of risc avoidances from the past, and let in the light which will help us conquer the crises and create a brave new world where abundance thinking defeats scarcity thinking. Good Luck! 

About the Long Tail, the End of Taylor and How Steve Dennings and Others Are Here To Help

Taylor’s Scientific Management theory has some flaws. As long as the growth ceiling was far away it was able to help us get more or less where we are now. So respect for that. But now that the economic growth is stalling, even Taylor’s methods won’t prevent us getting into worldwide crises. So the time to switch over to new techniques that are more suited for the long tail (more specific) is here. More and more people now see the need to change and some have good ideas how to, for example using Steve Dennings Radical Management. But how do you switch from Taylor’s self-reinforcing and interlocking principes to those of Dennings? Seth Godin has some nice tips. And don’t forget Jurgen Appelo and the initiative of the Stoos Gathering. Finally, if we add Love and/or mutual Trust we must have some mighthy useful ingredients to get things really stirring up. Right? 

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