So much happening in the world! How do we divvy up our time, money and resources in a logical manner and for the most people’s happiness?
First of all, there is a only a great deal to do only if the burden is on a few shoulders. We have billions of people, each of whom could shoulder a small portion of the burden. Myself, a person who has given thousands of hours of volunteer time, I can say it has not been a burden to do what increases my sense of self worth and my sense of community. The sense of meaning added to my life is a greater value than if I had I spent the time selfishly. I came from a family of selfish getters in a community that was all about getting. So now I can report from experience that getting does not get a person much of anything in terms of inner resourcefulness. Rather it creates a disease called wanting.
There is our simple answer. Inner resourcefulness and community activities lead to self-worth and a small burden to any person who acts to make the world a better place. Community activities will return to the individual valuable resources, both inner and outer. This answers our question as to what we should triage to save the world. Triage for the passion in people who appreciate community and their own self worth.
Still, there is the question of how we will activate these individuals. Of the many factors that today diminish the individual and separate them from community, I personally see education as paramount. Let us use the Sudbury model for education and make it more community interactive. In this way create thousands of confident youth eager to help their community evolve. My idea, or anyone’s idea, is merely an idea. Whatever we may triage, it must have action potential. Who are the people to implement our ideas?
We have already answered this question above. A burden on the shoulders of many makes for light work. So the real question is, how do we activate the many? This item itself is up for triage. To find an easy answer we might look at what is already working. It already works to be a member of an organization, perhaps a church. Perhaps the Lions Clubs. Perhaps Unesco or the Peace Corps. (Please Google many more.) All these people have put great thought and resources into changing the world for the better. Not only has humanity benefited, but the volunteers improved their own sense of worth and learned a new perspective on life.
If thousands of volunteer efforts already shape the world, what more is needed? Is the job of triage already complete? For an answer, we could ask any of the volunteer programs if the mission is funded, resources established, and good people in place already finishing the job. We might guess the answer is no. The weight of the world is on the shoulders of the few.
What all these people demonstrate, however, is that for many of us, the nature of success is the joining of hearts with intention, lightening the burden of humanity. Whether we remedy a tragedy or enhance the life we already have, the action of community is how change becomes real. How well we do community, and how well we choose our activities, is how well we triage the planet. This is the bigger thought. One person may decide for a group. A group may decide for a country. A collusion of country leaders may decide for a planet. However, these few individuals and groups are missing the essential point. It is involvement of the broader community, their passion and their skills, that lighten the burden of the few. There is just too much for a group of leaders, a leader of a group, or a church to do by themselves. Thousands of individual volunteer groups can only put a dent in the planetary needs. However, if we work together…
I posed my suggestion, what if we look at what is already working? There is already the means to involve the community at large, asking their passion to say what will change and who will do the changing. It is crowdsourcing. Using computers and smart phones and the web the community, called humanity, can now follow its own leadership to form its own groups and take its own actions for change. It is proven technology. It is already being done. Many people currently cooperate and alleviate the burden of the few. With a slight tweak we can do this in the broader community. The work will be light. The effect will be large.
The first step for our global crowdsourcing is asking the world questions like these: What is the number one activity? What is the number two activity? What is the local activity? What is the national activity? What is the Atlantic ocean activity? What is the top physics activity? The second step, often missed, is asking, what is the most intelligent method of addressing this activity? Third we ask, who are the people to take action and make it happen? Fourth we ask, who wants to fund and otherwise support these people who are saving the world? These questions are simple enough. We can do this. Fine, but where do we ask these questions?
iAmSapien.com. This website employs crowdsourcing at every level. It is all about inner resourcefulness and community activity. It allows for the questions to be asked locally, nationally, and globally. Here you crowdsource a culture or crowdsource the world. So go now to the Triage Matrix on the site where the decisions regarding triage are made. From there, the community, as an organic collaboration, will find the intelligence, the resources, and the people to make change happen. Sign up now as a member on the site. Write your article, make your connections. Get involved.
The greater community is now here for the greater good.