- Sep 2023
- for: doppleganger, conflict resolution, deep humanity, common denominators, CHD, Douglas Rushkoff, Naomi Klein, Into the Mirror World, conspiracy theory, conspiracy theories, conspiracy culture, nonduality, self-other, human interbeing, polycrisis, othering, storytelling, myth-making, social media amplifier
- This conversation was insightful on so many dimensions salient to the polycrisis humanity is moving through.
- It makes me think of the old cliches:
- "The more things change, the more they remain the same"
- "What's old is new" ' "History repeats"
- the conversation explores Naomi's latest book (as of this podcast), Into the Mirror World, in which Naomi adopts a different style of writing to explicate, articulate and give voice to
- implicit and tacit discomforting ideas and feelings she experienced during covid and earlier, and
- became a focal point through a personal comparative analysis with another female author and thought leader, Naomi Wolf,
- a feminist writer who ended up being rejected by mainstream media and turned to right wing media.
- The conversation explores the process of:
- coopting and
- of ideas important for personal and social wellbeing.
- and speaks to the need to identify what is going on and to reclaim those ideas for the sake of humanity
- In this context, the doppleganger is the people who are mirror-like imiages of ourselves, but on the other side of polarized issues.
- Charismatic leaders who are bad actors often are good at identifying the suffering of the masses, and coopt the ideas of good actors to serve their own ends of self-enrichment.
- There are real world conspiracies that have caused significant societal harm, and still do,
- however, when there ithere are phenomena which we have no direct sense experience of, the mixture of
- a sense of helplessness,
- anger emerging from injustice
- a charismatic leader proposing a concrete, possible but explanatory theory
- is a powerful story whose mythology can be reified by many people believing it
- Another cliche springs to mind
- A lie told a hundred times becomes a truth
- hence the amplifying role of social media
- When we think about where this phenomena manifests, we find it everywhere:
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- Deep Humanity
- conflict resolution
- Naomi Klein
- self-other entanglement
- conspiracy theories
- social media amplifier
- conspiracy theory
- conspiracy culture
- common denominators
- human interbeing
- Into the Mirror World
- Douglas Rushkoff
- Aug 2023
we've actually initiated a pilot study to look to see whether we could use art-induced awe to facilitate toleration. 00:12:55 And the results are actually incredibly positive. We can mitigate against anger and hate through the experience of awe generated by art.
- for: art for healing, art for conflict resolution
If you and I are in conflict, it's as if we're at the opposite ends of the same line. And my aim is to prove that you're wrong and to shift you towards me. The problem is, you are doing exactly the same.
- for: lifetime student, student universalis
- definition: student universalis
- student of life
- the perspective of the student universalis is:
- I search for truth
- truth through ideas is an ideal that I can never reach
- I only have nearer and nearer approximations to it
- I realize that all my ideas are tentative, provisional and temporary
- I can replace an old idea with a new one through my own discovery or when others share their discovery with me
- I will not be biased in my search for truth, whether it is from the youngest child or a perceived foe
- I will not hesitate to share my truth if it is open to being received by others
- there is no conflict, only the search for truth together
- the perspective of the student universalis is:
- Feb 2023
Take a deep breath and pause when you feel your body ramping up for a fight.
- Take a deep breath and pause
- when you feel your body
ramping up for a fight.
- Recentering oneself back to calm
- reduce the cortisol release on yourself
- dissipate the feeling of being threatened
will cause the people you are trying to influence to reject your argument.
- Insulting others and suggesting someone is ignorant or misinformed,
- no matter how misguided their beliefs may be, ,- will cause the people you are trying to influence to reject your argument.
Instead, try asking questions that lead the person to question what they believe.
- Good conflict resolution involves not triggering release of cortisol in the other and planning then in a threatened state
- Aug 2022
The ideas expressed in Creative Experience continueto have an impact. Follett’s process of integration, for example, forms the basisof what is now commonly referred to as a ‘‘win-win’’ approach to conflictresolution; and her distinction between ‘‘power-with’’ and ‘‘power-over’’ hasbeen used by so many distinguished thinkers that it has become a part of ourpopular vocabulary. ≤
While she may not have coined the phrase "win-win", Mary Parker Follett's process of integration described in her book Creative Experience (Longmans, Green & Co., 1924) forms the basis of what we now refer to as the idea of "win-win" conflict resolution.
Follett's ideas about power over and power with also stem from Creative Experience as well.
- Those using the power-over, power-with distinction include Dorothy Emmett, the first woman president of the British Aristotelian Society, and Hannah Arendt; Mans- bridge, ‘‘Mary Parker Follet: Feminist and Negotiator,’’ xviii–xxii.
- Apr 2020
Dhami, Mandeep & Olsson, Henrik. (2008). Evolution of the interpersonal conflict paradigm. Judgment and Decision Making. 3. 547-569. http://journal.sjdm.org/8510/jdm8510.pdf