Changing Culture Relies on Us

Culture emerges from our behavior and feedback into our decision reinforcing our actions.  To change culture we have to decide to be different and act accordingly.  As culture reinforces our previous behaviors, we need a sense of rebellion.  Over time the culture will respond in kind or alienate the behavior.  Others may follow creating a subculture… Read More

Leveraging Our Future

As discussed the previous posts, Learning Our Leverage Points and Leveraging Our Interactions, we can make our lives easier if we know what force to apply when.  We can also lighten our load so to speak as we can focus on applying effort where it’s needed instead of just working endlessly. The other leverage points… Read More

Leveraging Our Interactions

Our paradigms are the beliefs about how our world works and ultimately guides our actions.  As Andrew Bernstein points out in The Myth of Stress, “We don’t see things as they are. We see things as we believe them to be.” Thus, if we can change or alter our paradigm to better integrate into our… Read More

Learning Our Leverage Points

Growing ceaselessly until our death, we have to shed the old so we can grow anew.  This idea gives credence to the zen story of emptying one’s cup. “A professor who focused on religious studies went to visit a Zen master.  While the master quietly served tea, the professor talked about Zen and its relations… Read More

Why shouldn’t we grow continuously?

We are a set of interacting elements forming an integrated whole with relationships within ourselves and to other systems beyond ourselves.  There is a structure and interconnectivity within our mental models that connect with our environment.  The behavior we exhibit is unique to our personal system.  We are open systems exchanging matter and energy with… Read More