See also: Pattern, PatternLanguage, DoIKnowYou
AndriusKulikauskas February 17, 2010 0:36 CET One way to collect patterns is to document recurring activities. This includes questions like the 12 questions of my painting DoIKnowYou.
AndriusKulikauskas, April 10, 2010: Currently I'm focusing on http://www.12questions.org
Organizing a culture of independent thinkers
See also: Charter, Vision, Strategy, Handbook, InvestigatorHandbookVideo
AndriusKulikauskas February 4, 2010 13:24 CET I'm documenting a PatternLanguage for a culture of independent thinkers.
|DeepestValue||What is my deepest value in life which includes all of my other values?||As a person grows in all directions, their values clash and they integrate them with a deepest value.||A person with a deepest value knows themselves, they are born again, they and their value substitute for each other, they can be held accountable, they have a natural domain for their leadership, it is their strong point and their weak point.||4-Real. Andrius has collected deepest values from more than 500 people.|
|Dream||What is my dream in life? How would I live my life if I had no limits imposed on me?||We can't effectively invest in participants towards a shared culture, shared venues, shared resources if we don't know what each of us truly wants.||Knowing people's dreams in life allows us to organize an economy of dreams where we support each other's dreams directly rather than always depend on money.||3 Supposed. Andrius has collected dreams-in-life from about 40 people. It's not clear why,how and whether to distinguish people's genuine, personal aspirations from what they carry over from others.|
|Endeavor||What would I like to achieve?||If we don't know what a person wants to achieve, then we can't interact with their internal motivation, with their personal interest, we can't share purposes and we can't engage them morally.||When we know what each person wants to achieve, then we can overview the endeavors and choose strategic endeavors that catalyze all of our endeavors.||4 Real. Andrius has collected more than 200 endeavors from people and drawn a diagram that shows how each endeavor supports a broader endeavor, where the broadest is Reaching out to the hard to reach.|
|FundamentalAgreement||Do I assume that I can understand and agree with anybody on any matter who truly seeks such agreement?||If we don't believe that we can understand each other and agree, then we are unable to treat our inner lives as a reality that transcends us.||Those who are quick to agree end up in the center, whereas independent thinkers are slow to agree and end up everywhere else, marginalized, yet able to agree profoundly and share a culture that transcends all circumstances.||3 Supposed. Andrius's outlook.|
|God||Do I suppose that there is an intention that supports independent thinking even when there are no such individuals?||If my independence presumes me or others, then I can't be independent of my self.||I may identify with qualities that transcend my self.||3 Supposed. Andrius's outlook, experience.|
|IndependentThinking||Do I cultivate my own thoughts?||Everybody thinks, but not everybody cares about thinking. A person may simply live life as if they were watching television, reacting reflexively, not considering their life's potential, not living decisively.||People who return to ideas they like, who collect a few ideas a day, end up with thousands of ideas, castles in their mind, a private language.||3 Supposed. Andrius has had many 5-minute conversations where it becomes quickly clear that a person is interested in the subject of "independent thinking" or is not.|
|InnerReality||How does the external world impact my inner reality or that of another individual?||We find ourselves in the world, we invest ourselves in it, and external physical and social pressures direct us to worry about external motivations rather than our internal motivations.||We can relate to the external world by addressing our inner reality and appealing to that of others.||2 Possible. Andrius's outlook.|
|InvestigatoryQuestion||What is a question that I don't know the answer to, but wish to answer?||Once a person knows themselves, and how they differ from others, they become interested in what they don't know but might learn.||A person is able to grow forever, live eternal life, lead others in the direction of their question, their growth.||4 Real. Andrius has collected investigatory questions from more than 200 people.|
|Meaningfulness||Does my life have a purpose which relates to everything I experience?||If we have experiences that have no relevant purpose, then we need not consider them, thus we need not think independently with regard to them.||When we assume that everything we experience is meaningful, at least to some degree, then we can look for and develop that meaning in the context of our entire life.||2 Possible. Andrius's outlook|
|PrivateLanguage||Do I cultivate a private language for my own ideas?||If one is organizing thousands of personal observations, then one needs personal concepts to talk about them, to work with them.||One develops an inner language that they can map to other people's inner languages, thus check and share and learn ideas.||3 Supposed. Andrius's experience.|
|SelfDirectedWorker||Do I keep myself busy?||If we depend on others to keep ourselves busy, then we are not able to interact as equals, and we support destructive activity.||If we have our own activity which we care about, then we can appeal to each other's internal motivations, and we can foster a shared culture.||3 Supposed. Andrius's introspection.|
|WorkOpenly||Do I do my work so that all may watch and support my work-in-progress?||If we don't work openly, then people don't see or understand or influence our work-in-progress, don't integrate themselves, don't nurture a shared culture, don't share resources or experience.||Working openly, we create shared spaces for shared culture, we encourage unexpected endeavors, we make creative use of resources.||3 Supposed. Andrius's outlook.|
AndriusKulikauskas February 5, 2010 12:33 CET I'm using the following fields to define patterns:
- PatternQuestion. Stating a question that evokes the existential context which the pattern addresses.
- PatternPurpose. The reason for the pattern, the forces which it resolves.
- PatternOutcome. The benefits of the pattern, the wholeness that it provides.
- PatternStatus. The reality of the pattern, how much evidence there is for it, and who is asserting it.
More patterns to consider and document
Patterns to consider:
- Practical rules. PublicDomain, CantPayToCare, Success.
- Benefits. Moral support, clarifying values, more minds, social framework, building momentum, discovering resources.
- Personal growth
- God. Outreach (God's endeavor), Love
- Layers, domains.
- Historical relevance
- World for learning
- Economic principles EconomyOfDreams
- Participating and solidarity Task, StrategicEndeavor.
- Defining one's subculture, authority Authority.
- Behavior ThinkingOutLoud, DangerousIdeas, Marginalization, LearningToBeFamily, Centering, Leadership, Maturity, Potential (Spirit, Growth), LovingOnesEnemy, CaringAboutThinking, CaringAboutGod, CheckingOnesSelf, Alone, CaringAboutWhatInfluencesUs, GoalInLife