As Wikipedia states, “a manifesto is a written public declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer, be it an individual, group, political party or government”. There are a lot of manifestos out there. So there must have been a big need to write them down. Probably most were drawn up starting from a situation where change, or transformation or emergence towards some new intent was deemed necessary and needed to be documented and made public so that it could reach more individuals. There seems nothing wrong with that basic idea, but nowadays, one can here people resist (not you and me but all the others ofcoures) by stating things like: ‘no more manifestos’, ‘no more thinking’, ‘no more visioning”, ‘let’s just start doing what’s in the manifest’, ‘let’s just act upon the manifest’ etc. So maybe the time is here for an Unmanifesto manifesto? (that’s by the way a nice reverse recursion). And besides stopping writing down new manifestos, this time might also be right to prefix some more of our usual topics with the word “Un”. For example from Controlling to Un-controlling, from Leading to Un-leading, from Directing to Un-directing, from Learning to Un-Learning, from Governance to Un-governance, from Government to Un-government, from Consulting to Un-consulting, from Politics to Un-politics, from Scarcity to Un-scarcity (Abundance) etc. trying to create another kind of balance. But never forget the dreams, never start Un-dreaming! I wish you all happy “Un”-doing whatever it is you want to undo!
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