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Empowerment Methods of Systemic Transformation

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David Braden

Yesterday at 2:16am

The following is the pattern I am working on, distilled through these discussions. This group is accomplishing its mission (as I understand it) if this makes more sense to some of you than the lead in to my other threads smile emoticon which were also descriptions of the pattern I am working on. My intent is to develop capacity to empower these individuals to transform the system.

As the “system” is built up from individual interactions it will be transformed by individuals changing the way they interact.

Individuals interact with the “system” at one or more of three levels of understanding:

- - scientist/mystic/entrepreneur - -

- - activist/wizard/jedi knight - -

- - generalist/translator/practitioner - -

If we choose based on our individual needs . . . which nothing is possible unless those needs are met . . . we choose to know as much as we can (scientist), in wonder at the system's awesome complexity (mystic), and effectively use that understanding to accomplish our goals (entrepreneur) - -

If we choose based on the needs of the groups to which we belong . . . which is how it is possible for individuals to meet their needs . . . we choose to place our groups in the best light (activist), and help them make use of the best technologies (wizard), and defend them against threats (jedi knight) - -

If we choose based on the needs of our habitat . . . and the potential of individuals and that of their groups is constrained by the health of the “system” as it operates within their locality . . . we choose as broad a knowledge as possible (generalist), in order to coordinate among the specialists (translator), and build health into our habitat (practitioner).

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