143 – Languages to learn

Reading Time: < 1 minuteHow many languages should be taught or learned? Every member should strive to be bi-lingual or better. To speak another language is to learn another culture, to speak properly is to understand the mindset of a people and the no doubt...

142 – Distribution of knowledge

Reading Time: < 1 minuteHow should knowledge be distributed among the members and the public? Obviously there are various elements to learning: Obtaining knowledge : facts and details.Obtaining practical skills : Experience, work.Creating theories, improving...

141 – Ageism and membership

Reading Time: 2 minutesHow will age affect the process of entering the community? While in many entries there has been discussion of this there should be a clarity of what it means to ‘enter’ the community. In many communes, monastic groups around the...

140 – Community Hierarchy

Reading Time: < 1 minuteHow will the hierarchy of the community be decided? There shouldn’t be a huge hierarchy, any sufficiently complex hierarchy creates too many divisions between those elected and those not elected into positions of control. We are all...

139 – Growth and Membership

Reading Time: < 1 minuteHow would the community grow over time? I would like to see the community only grow at a natural and stable pace that if correctly managed will have savings for hard times, provide for the members and prepare a fund for a future community...

138 – legal status of the community

Reading Time: < 1 minuteHow would the community be viewed by a government? Which, to clarify means as a charity, foundation, enterprise, a Higher Education Corporation etc. etc. Due to the intricate issues of law dependent on the country that the community resides...