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TWTS – Away from Fight, Towards Flight

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TWTS – Episode 45 – Away from Fight, Towards Flight

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For a century, we’ve been dwelling solidly in humanity’s stage of flight, as our basic reaction to global stress. But that’s coming to an end. The age of Extravert Sensing types being in the lead is starting to subside. And now, we’re entering the stage of flight. It’s time for the human world to be lead by the more Introvert Sensing types, who focus inwards in the more extreme ways, which will allow our world to move into some seriously quiet, reserved, and possibly magical, new-age, Buddhist, internally-focused navel gazing.

In a way, we’re all going to be refuges running away from the aggression and towards something unknown, with an open belief system, looking to discover what beauty and wonder the universe has to offer us all, from virtual reality, to cat memes, to deeply intimate but distant relationships, to quantum physics, and artificial intelligence.

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Links referenced in episode:

The Stages of Grief are Loopy

DSM-MBTI four quadrant diagram

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and his Flow state theory

Personality Types and how they fit into EVERYTHING (Prime Directive Earth MBTI)

https://www.twitch.tv/turilcronburg

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

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Solstice 2016 – Turning Point

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TWTS – Episode 45 – Solstice 2016 – Turning Point

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Happy Winter Solstice!

I believe that we are well into a decade long turning point where we swing as far out towards the masculine, intellectual, 3D, objective, “Judging”, past-centered, bad-stuff-avoiding, artificial, controlling, technology based society as we can and then start changing direction, moving towards a more feminine, philosophical, 4D, universal, “Perceiving”, future-centered, good-stuff-creating, natural, spirituality based society where we focus our energies on helping the whole system flow as a unified organism.

Through the very personal, open, and honest stories we tell — of where we were, where we are now, and where we want to go — while using our greatest losses to understand what is most meaningful to us and how we want to honor our past while creating a better future — one that supports and inspires younger generations — a new culture is emerging. But it sometimes takes a while for that to be recognized, as large things such as whole planets take a while to pivot around the various corners of reality.

Much love and curiosity to you all this Solstice.

Enjoy!

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Links referenced in episode:

Speaking Up process (Storytelling with a purpose)

Life: Earth Mission Diagram

Life: Earth Mission TWTS Podcast episode

Generations X, Y, and Z Rebooting Humanity TWTS Podcast episode

Governmental Personalities diagram

The Stages of Grief are Loopy (the learning/growing process)

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

https://www.twitch.tv/turilcronburg

The Examined Life subreddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/theexaminedlife

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Are you Angry, Sad, Scared, Confused? Here is what you can do!

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How to deal with overwhelming drama? Tragedy? Disappointment? Frustration? Hopelessness? Fear?

Well, I’ve been through all of that, having felt abandoned by my family, forced into homelessness, and thinking that everything was just so damned wrong with the world. Over the past decade I’ve slowly emerged up and out of that misery, and the following are just some of the things I’ve come up with that allow me to feel like my life is honestly worth living, and my work truly worth doing…

I suggest you start here:

Sit down with yourself and really listen, to yourself, as you clarify what is most precious to you. And then speak up about it! – https://turil.wordpress.com/2015/06/18/twts-speaking-up-for-yourself/

Consider playing a better “game”! Instead of a Monopoly game, try playing the collaborative game of life, where the goal is increasing everyone’s health, rather than hoarding money. To make this game a little easier, I offer you a bit of a map.

– Life: Earth Mission – https://turil.wordpress.com/2016/08/16/do-you-want-to-play-the-best-game-ever/

– Here’s a podcast explanation of this same game – https://turil.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/twts-life-earth-mission/

Like to explore history? Then take a look at one way to put all the socio-political changes that have been happening into perspective — past, present, and future — in this blog post and podcast on the evolution of human culture and generations – https://turil.wordpress.com/2016/06/08/twts-generations-x-yand-z-rebooting-humanity/

Want to DO something? Then consider helping build a global network of community resource centers where artists, educators, and techies collaborate with local communities to find creative ways to use freely available resources to meet the basic needs of everyone, so that we can all pursue the creative and explorative awesomeness that we’ve always dreamed of spending our lives doing – https://www.createspaceearth.org

And for anyone who has a kid in their lives, offer them a (free PDF, or paid printed) copy of my Speaking UP for Young People book.

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And, of course, feel free to ask for, or offer, help on a more personal level, via my email using TheWiseTurtle on Gmail.com as the address. (Make that into a normal address before sending! :-)

And whatever you do, remember that life is all about two simple processes, repeating over and over again, ad infinitum – dividing things up into smaller pieces, and then recombining those smaller pieces in novel ways, to make new, more complex, more creative, more diverse, and more interesting stuff. This is true for genes, art, memes, and entire ideologies. The division process can be dramatic, but it’s always followed by the creation of something even better than before.

~Namaste

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Do you want to play The Best Game Ever?

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Whether we are kids or adults, we intelligent beings have the ability to choose our own rules for the kind of game we want to play. Which is pretty cool, if you ask me. Beyond the laws of nature/physics/whatever, we can pretty much choose any rules we want, and any kind of game we want to play.

We have, in the past, often allowed others to make the rules up of the games we play, and gone along with those old rules because they seem fine to us, but other times we decide that things would be so much better if we either tweaked the rules, or changed the game around entirely.

I’ve got a new version of an old game that you might really love playing. The game is open to anyone, anywhere, any time! Its called:

Life: Earth Mission (Also known as The Prime Directive Earth Game.)

Its a more creative, collaborative, challenging, and rewarding version of the game that we living things have been trying to play for a while now. This is no Monopoly, Rat Race, zero-sum game. It’s something much more exciting and with a much better chance at winning big!

The Rules

Level 0. Choose one of the four guilds. Pick the one with the sub-missions that you find most interesting to you, personally:

Body Health – Sub-missions: increase the quality and accessibility of food and water — both inputs and outlets — available to the body. Help answer the questions, “How can one get the food and water one’s body needs, to be physically healthy?” and “How can one express the excess solids and liquids that one’s body needs to express, to be physically healthy?” Use the individual’s physical feedback to test your guild’s level of success.

Home Health – Sub-missions: increase the quality and accessibility of air and warmth — both inputs and outlets — for households (individuals, families, and shared-living-space collectives, permanent and temporary). Help answer the questions, “How can one get a personal living space that one needs, to be emotionally healthy?” and “How can one express the excess energy (movement, noises, heat, etc.) that one’s body needs to express, to be emotionally healthy?” Use the individual’s emotional feedback to test your guild’s level of success.

Community Health – Sub-missions: increase the quality and accessibility of light, electricity/energy, and practical information — both inputs and outlets — for the whole community (neighborhood, town, small city, camp, building, etc.). Help answer the questions, “How can one get a learning environment that one needs, to be intellectually healthy?” and “How can one express the learned experiences and ideas that one’s body needs to express, to be intellectually healthy?” Use the individual’s intellectual feedback to test your guild’s level of success.

Global Health – Sub-missions: increase the quality and accessibility of inspirational stories and visions — both inputs and outlets — for the entire planet (and beyond!). Help answer the questions, “How can one get a future that one needs, to be philosophically/morally healthy?” and “How can one express the imaginings about the future that one’s body needs to express, to be philosophically/morally healthy?” Use the individual’s philosophical/moral feedback to test your guild’s level of success.

(If you’re not sure which guild to choose, either pick one that seems ok for now, and feel free to change later, whenever you want, or ask for some guidance in picking a guild. (I can help! Email me at TheWiseTurtle at the usual gmail.com address.))

Level 1. Connect with others in your local community who are interested in the same sub-mission, and form a local guild. Keep it smallish. Think about the usual size of teams in popular games, which can be anywhere from 2-20 or so. Try to stick to that size, as that’s what’s been proven to work well. If the group starts getting too large to collaborate effectively and comfortably, split it into smaller independent guilds or just create sub-committees.

Once your guild forms, work together to creatively use available resources to solve any and all relevant problems (for your guild’s specific mission) that you find in your area. Offer the solutions freely/unconditionally to anyone who has those problems in your area. (Make sure to get feedback/critique, to see how effective the solution is for them, and use that data/score to continue to assess and improve your solutions.)

Level 2. Once your guild becomes reasonably successful solving local challenges, connect with other guilds, both the other types of guilds in your community and the same type of guild around the world, to share informational and material resources, and to collaborate on challenges that require more complex solutions and feedback/data.

Level 3. Once the larger networks of guilds really become global, and super effective, start focusing on using the guilds and networks to enable a global architecture so that information and material resources can flow freely from wherever in the world they are generated to wherever they are useful/needed.

Level 4. Find a way to enjoy being a part of a world that is starting to Boldly Go Where No Human Has Gone Before!

General Gameplay:

Looking at the game plan, linked from the mini-image below (or up above a ways, or here), you can see that this is a bottom-up, emergent game, where more collaboration and more success leads to even more collaboration and even more success, and more high level challenges for those who want them, so that no one gets bored. At the very top of the map, the final challenge ends up being a global one. Achieving this final level of the game is going to be astoundingly fascinating, and all players who are around when we do get there will find that they reap the winnings, regardless of who they are or where they are, or even if they are actively playing the game.

But we definitely have a ways to go before then!

This game of life is, naturally, the most challenging game ever. But I think that this version of the game, with it’s local, voluntary, personally meaningful, collaborative, creative, real-world-problem focus is far better than any other game ever invented by humans or other Earthlings. And, of course, winning this game will be the most impressive win ever, in the history of the Earth!

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Wanna play?

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Procreation

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The past generates the future, but nearly always with a flourish.

Life is never static, except on the very, boring, edges of the universe.

In the middle of it all, we have the beautiful chaos of old and new.

Matter and energy patterns procreate,

Through division and recombination.

Old mingles with old, and creates the new.

I desire the new for what it promises.

And I have gratitude for the old for what it has generated.

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the particles that are you and the particles that are me

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a Noel Coward quote

Half asleep
my mind
imagining a hug from my beloved,
the universe explained to me
that this man
who is such an important
element
of my life
entangled with my own self
in such an intimate
and inexplicable way,
is entirely made up of
particles
temporarily forming a pattern
of contraction and expansion
zeros and ones

Why do I love this pattern?

Why is this pattern so special?

He’s just a pattern
as am I

Maybe
the answer
needs to be nothing more than
simply

Because

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TWTS – Pick a Government, Any Government

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TWTS – Episode 44 – Pick a Government, Any Government

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This is a bit of a follow-up to a couple of previous episodes…

How does a bottom-up government, like the Life: Earth Mission (aka Prime Directive Earth) one I’ve been sharing, work? Whatever way works! Just like in a healthy living organism, like a human body, each local area, be it a collection of blood cells, a kidney, or a hand, makes it’s own decisions about how it wants to make decisions, based on who’s there, and whatever they find most comfortable for how they collaborate. And, while a bottom-up, living organism system is definitely no utopia (as we all know, when our bodies get sick or hurt or, eventually, die), the goal of a healthy organism is to try to give every individual within the system what it needs to function as well as possible, while being flexible and resilient through complex networks that can temporarily work around malfunctioning areas until they can heal and be put back online and working for the system again.

The more the individuals focus on taking care of themselves in their small communities, organs/organizations, using whatever skills, interests, resources, etc. they happen to have on hand, and the more these groups network together, based on both geography and category of purpose, the healthier and more effective the system as a whole becomes. The health of the system grows exponentially, meaning that we can repair a huge amount of damage pretty quickly as long as we focus on actually doing so, freely, and with a goal of system health, rather than competition.

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Links referenced in episode:

Life: Earth Mission Diagram

Life: Earth Mission TWTS Podcast episode

Personality Types (Prime Directive Earth MBTI)

Everyone for President TWTS Podcast episode

Everyone for President Reddit community

If you and a bunch of others were starting a new colony from scratch, on another planet, or just an island on Earth, what form of governance would you want to use? How would you want decisions to be made about about who does_gets what? discussion on Reddit’s /r/Futurology community

A proposal for governance in the post 2011 world – just a little something that I found interesting on the wikileaks website

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

My primary website: http://www.thewiseturtle.com

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