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Innovation is Overrated, part 4: Reframe

Reframe, prioritize, simplify
Building on the previous stage, rediscovery would also go a long way towards a different way of prioritizing in our lives - in at least two ways - one, to prioritize the slow, painstaking boring parts of training and repetition, towards mastery, eg the long boring hours perfecting a dance routine, the foundation of a great performance. Secondly, a simplification away from the all the new shiny distractions of the online simulacras, the quest of the ephemeral, which is already beyond anyones capability to filter, sort, curate.

1. Reframe your story, towards allowing yourself to shine.
2. Reframe your path, towards engaging in your own unfolding, experience and experiential learning towards mastery.
3. Reframe your strategies in light of your ecosystemic awareness.

Snowball in Hell
If you put God outside and set him vis-à-vis his creation and if you have the idea that you are created in his image, you will logically and naturally see yourself as outside and against the things around you. And as you arrogate all mind to yourself, you will see the world around you as mindless and therefore not entitled to moral or ethical consideration. The environment will seem to be yours to exploit. Your survival unit will be you and your folks or conspecifics against the environment of other social units, other races, and the brutes and vegetables. If this is your estimate of your relation to nature and you have an advanced technology, your likelihood of survival will be that of a snowball in hell. You will die either of the toxic by-products of your own hate, or, simply of overpopulation and overgrazing. The raw materials of the world are finite.
-- Gregory Bateson

Morality is a subset of Ecology
This is a statement about the connections between a fundamental misconception that underlies the dominant western cultures still in the process of globalizing their core values and assumptions and the need to replace these misconceptions with a form of intelligence that recognizes that human survival is dependent upon being able to adapt to the information being communicated within the world’s ecosystems. If we can make the transition to exercising ecological intelligence then our approach to moral values will undergo a transition similar to how ecological intelligence reframes democratic practices.
In order to understand the difficult challenge of making the transition to exercising moral decisions informed by ecological intelligence it is first necessary to understand the many ways in which the recursive conceptual patterns that are bringing us to the edge of a life-ending catastrophe influence what people take to be real and thus “normal.”
_The most obvious yet most daunting and reactionary forces that reinforce the idea that the individual is an autonomous moral agent are the many ways children, youth and adults are told to make their own decisions—albeit
within an increasingly surface understanding of national and world events._
-- C. A. Bowers
http://www.cabowers.net/pdf/Brit_journ_moral_values.pdf

Patterns of Connectivity
Maybe a bit paradoxically, the very avalanche of information that risks turning us into mechanical turks, is also offering us a crash course training in figuring out ourselves and the patterns that connects. How do you reframe, in order to (re)connect the dots?
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