Thought: Administration, education, culture, mind, philosophy, belief, reflection, meditation, contempation, creativity, study, rationality, scrutiny, conviction, humility, acceptance, reading, understanding, contemplation, intent, morality, compassion, reflective, introspective, existential, calm, tranquility, ideas, structure
Action: Speech, creation, research, movement, expression, teaching, production, accomplishment, achievement, exercise, undertaking, contest, engagement, inventive, innovation, fixing, artistic, aesthetics, refined, manufacturing, writing, teaching, education, fabrication, help, volunteering, designing, building, improvisation, writing, explaining, teaching, art, content, shape.
Body: Collaboration, support, community, organisation, association, foundation, people territory, commonality, populace, affinity, identity, kinship customs compassion, family, culture, trust union, alliance, institute, organism, system.
Apologies for the long silence, lots happening no excuse and will now continue transcribing.
The following entries 12, 13 and 14 are clarify my thoughts on the elements that would make up a community I focused on the idea that the community can be considered like an individual with a body, mind and the ability to perform actions. To get a better scope of this I brainstormed different words associated with each element.
As health of body, mind and action are all necessary there must be some form of training in such subjects and also the best usage of these sharpened abilities, every day, within the community. Daily meditations, exercise, training and usage of these skills in a positive manner for future generations should be integral to the culture of the community.
Each community will attempt to generate money from its endeavours but this is secondary to the principal aim of helping the next generation.
On the question of membership; It should never in any way demand individuals have to break contact with their previous life or abstain from any particular belief. Nor shall membership demand oaths of arbitrary personal rules such as celibacy from individuals or indeed any physical marks or demands that act contrary to the civil laws or individual rights and freedoms of the nation they reside in.
A universal code of conduct within the institution should be drawn up by the founding members. This constitution should consider respecting the civil liberties of the individual but there should be a system of induction available for the lifetime members of the community.
To be clear, the rights and freedoms of all individuals are to be protected but it is not a certainty that all people can become lifetime members, this is the same as any institution. Although I would hope all transitory visitors are allowed a temporary access.
[present note: this is written directly from the notebook and shows how confused my original thoughts were, this is an incoherent mess of thoughts ranging from institutional structure of moral standards to forms of induction into the community, it then goes on to talk about visiting transient members. Things do improve in later texts as the focus improves.]
Teachers training teachers creates an exponential growth of educators 3, 9, 27, 71. With each teacher teaching 3 students, who in turn teach more. Therefore, students who have mastered a subject or even a topic within a graded subject at any level will be expected to assist in classrooms aiding others to understand. The primary goal of this is to have everyone as a teacher and a student.
To realise humility and build appreciation of other members it is vital to keep everyone in this cycle of education and learning.
It is a certainty that we all have our strengths and a consistent churn of teaching and learning will avoid hubris, foster respect of other disciplines and improve empathy and acceptance.
Also it’s a truth that no subject exists in a vacuum. All sciences in some degree overlap as do all artistic skills and creative abilities.
Over specialization breeds in weakness and a holistic approach can greatly improve retention of data.
In an ideal system all people should work on what they love and share the work that they hate, however this realistically doesn’t occur in any sufficiently complex society or community. It is necessary for people to perform chores, or work in necessary but unpleasant situations for the good of the community. The problems in larger groups is these chores can become the sole responsibility of a single group creating tension. In respect of this, the community must have some framework in place so that general tasks can be consistently spread to all the members.
Regular routines such as exercise, meditation, study, training, waking and sleeping times along with a clear rotation of chores such as cleaning, cooking and laundry should be shared equally amongst all members and all levels of hierarchy within the community. To build equality and also a sense of communal connectivity on a daily basis.
Everyone has the capability to be a teacher and we are all born as creative artists, despite what we may think. The community should foster all the qualities of their members, with every long-standing member being qualified (with a PGCE) and prepared to teach a variety of topics. Also, all members should nurture their own unique talents in creativity, divergent thinking, brainstorming and problem solving, which should all be worked on as seriously as logic, mathematics and science.