• What’s Positive about iAmSapien

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    The iAmSapien approach is positive. We believe that positive statements and actions are the best opportunity for a happy, healthy, functioning, and evolving society. Just say how things work.

    Saying how things work is a process. Today, the process is a global community with an abundance of resources. We are poised to bring new understanding to what makes life work. In the ancient past the Babylonian code of Hammurabi declared what works to be punishments for bad behavior. Still today, does the extensive negative news and blab inspire our evolution? To honor positive people, we use new terminology for those who demand intelligence and responsibility. We call these people “activated”.

    The activated person is not satisfied being comfortable or complacent. They see potential in being intelligent and responsible, part of an ecosystem, and part of a techno-revolution. They want purpose aligned with human values. At iAmSapien they are excited to engage human values and the evolution ahead of us.

    To say, exactly, what it means to be positive, let’s begin with these…
    1) Your article will state a positive activity or idea. Post images, poems, lyrics, graphs, documents and research that demonstrate the next best thing possible.
    2) Read other’s posts and find the most excellent. Vote excellence to the top.
    3) Comment as if you are a teacher and a role model. Be honest. Listen. Try some humility. Use active listening or use the principles of Marshall Rosenberg’s Compassionate Communication.
    4) Activated people yearn to learn. Activated people see their own evolution taking place. Activated people see this is a community project to save the planet.

    iAmSapien is the place for positive people to gather. We pull positive forces together because together we have the force of synergy. Crowdsourcing the planet for intelligent action empowers us all.


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    So many decisions to make: What to have for breakfast? Who will be our next leader? What will resolve our need of resources? How is the planet to be organized sustainably? Someone must decide. Someone, hopefully, will think through each issue rationally, fairly, and come up with the solution that works now and works ten years from now. Hopefully…

    Yes, hope for someone to make good decisions.  So, how is this working? Do you think somehow it might work even better? This is a decision you make, a decision you are now empowered to make. You decide, and the decision making process will now be better. Much better.

    Empowered by internet and crowdsourcing, each person now has the power to be a decider – what to have for breakfast, who is the next leader, how to resolve our resources, and how to organize the planet for sustainability. On iAmSapien.com your ideas present the choice. Your comments and evaluations decide the best. This extraordinary power is yours for both small and global decisions. This extraordinary power is we ordinary people. You are the deciders.

  • The Story

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    The world is too big a place. It’s too much to even imagine bringing some order or sense to what is happening. After all, maybe life simply plays itself out because that is what is in the cards?

    Robert Swanson thought so. Life is the cards we are dealt. This philosophy worked for about fifty years. He ended up at a place where retirement was planned out, a big garden planted, and he could relax while looking for the next girlfriend.

    But there was a Joker somewhere in the cards, a gnawing sensation that maybe something could be different if only one foot would step in front of the other. Then Robert remembered a promise made to himself in first grade, that he would change things for kids so that they could be happier. But how?

    Robert joined Neale Walsch in Ashland Oregon to begin Heartlight Schools. We did get some schools functioning, following the Sudbury Valley model of democratic education. But more was needed, there would have to be public debate regarding how life works for kids and for all of us. Everyone can be happier.

    Might the solution be a website for everyone? Robert contracted with a computer programmer in Portland Oregon and we set out to accomplish what normally would take a large team of programmers. With a small team we went to work for two years, creating a hundred thousand lines of code.

    Here it is, iAmSapien.com. It is a place where smart people connect, collaborate and debate with anyone anywhere for the sake of humanity and the sake of the world. Now… life is how you stack the cards.