a gentle revolution

31 gentle revolutionaries

Dissolves borders and barriers: within us, between us and ideas and people, and between us and the world and the future.  It makes possible the mixing of things we didn’t think could mix towards something new.

‘Collaborating is ultimately about relationships, and relationships do not thrive based on a rational calculus of costs and benefits but rather because of genuine caring and mutual vulnerability.’*

This kind of revolution takes a lot of energy, a lot of new skills.  And when something is achieved, the temptation can be to rest and maintain, rather than begin over.

There’s always a need for an alternative consciousness or alternative community.

James Altucher suggests writing down ten ideas day to exercise the idea-muscle: When we stop having new ideas, recycling old ones becomes the new danger.

‘It is the genius in us who knows the past is most definitely past, and therefore not forever sealed but forever opened to creative reinterpretation.’^

(*From Peter Senge’s The Necessary Revolution.)
(**From Claudia Altucher’s Become an Idea Machine.  I’ll be trying out James Altucher’s idea, maybe giving it a little more shape by looking at personal ideas, playful ideas around the things I love, and collaborative ideas.  By the end of a year, over 3,500 ideas will have accumulated.)
(^From James Carses’s Finite and Infinite Games.)

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