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The religion-atheism debate deflated: a Wittgensteinian approach to the debate begins by pointing out ‘God’ is a word that has different meanings in different linguistic communities. 
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This reminds me of a quote by Abraham Lincoln :

I do the very best I can, I mean to keep going.  If the end brings me out all right, then what is said against me won't matter. If I'm wrong, ten angels swearing I was right won't make a difference. ”
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Imagine if we devoted one day each week to collaboratively redesigning our social institutions, concepting, refining, and prototyping radical alternatives? 
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In the present age, which seems forever to teeter on the brink of some kind of calamity, Diogenes’ teachings are more valuable than ever. When things fall apart, people lose their nerve. They become cynics in the shallow, self-interested, sense, jaded nihilists concerned only for personal gain. Diogenes reminds us that this is not the way to happiness. We can enjoy a happy life in any kind of society so long as we learn to make do with less. Happiness comes from within. We can sustain it by shielding ourselves from foolish, false beliefs, by rejecting paths of power that fill our lives with needless worry and anxiety, and by learning to find joy in the simple things in life.

Cultivate Cynic simplicity. Have the courage and the freedom to think.
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The only way to open worlds is to co-create them. Close that screen, put away your smartphone. Attend. Empathise. Engage. Work at creating a common experience of being-in-the-world.
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Very nice post. Thanks for that. 
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The Panopticon and the Potlatch ceremony are the yin and yang of social media gift economics. Check out my podcast on The Philosopher's Zone +Jennifer Sertl +Elia Mörling +John Kellden +David Amerland 
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+Tim Rayner beautifully framed and impossible to disagree with. We strive, all to connect, because in the connection we find meaning. Thank you for what has been a memorable conversation that made me think deeply about many things. 
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#CollaborativeEconomy  
A nice summary of the services that are out there
http://bit.ly/1dUEFws

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"According to the study, there are three kinds of people in the collaborative economy: non-sharers, re-sharers, and neo-sharers. Non-sharers haven't yet engaged in the new economy, but think they'll try it out in the next year. This is 60% of the survey population in the U.S. and Canada, and 48% of U.K. residents. Re-sharers use established services like eBay and Craigslist to buy and sell goods. This is 16% of the U.S. and Canada population, and 29% in the U.K. Finally, there are the neo-sharers, who use newer services like Uber, Airbnb, Kickstarter, and Taskrabbit. This is actually a considerable portion of people surveyed: about 25% in all three countries."


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 One Million Acts of Innovation, Australia is a brand new initiative I am involved in with +Tim Rayner +Con Georgiou +Gina Lopez and others.  May I  invite you to join us and be part of generating the momentum to co-create our social and economic future. https://www.facebook.com/OMAoI.Aus
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Promises to myself: ten philosophical resolutions – Philosophy for change

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Now these are resolutions worth making! #ns
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+Tim Rayner  Of course the content could always be  structured to  make a difference for the world via the Deepak Chopra foundation or Marianne Williamson.org - they all  use a more solid phiosophical core  
values.  For some reason I don't think that is what their public wants. Elaboration on  things like your inner indigo child or quantum realizations of the divine in us is more like it.  
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Patterning: Resilience

"Resilience emerges out of a loose yet tensegral coupling out of holding space for a sufficient diversity of perspectives."
-- +John Kellden

Thrvability: Dynamic Narrative Realignment
"This focus on enterprise resiliency, while understandable, is much too narrow and ultimately dysfunctional and self-defeating. Focusing on enterprise resiliency as the ability to “bounce back” reflects the short-termism that consumes most executives today. It loses sight of the fact that many of these short-term “attacks” are part of a much more profound phase shift at the market/ecosystem level."
-- +John Hagel    http://goo.gl/RA7sLw

Thrivability: A Collaborative Sketch +jean russell
http://goo.gl/aewPqs

Thrivability: Buzz Holling and Panarchy
http://goo.gl/aQG7JH

Thrivability: Neuroplasticity
Dennis Charney: Neuroplasticity and Your Resilient Brain

Resilience Perspectives:
+Jeffrey J Davis +David Griffiths +Joris Claeys +David Hain +vijay kachru +Pamela Wang +John Verdon +Michelle Beissel +Deborah L Gabriel +Deborah Hughes +Lynn Keller +Dallas McMillan +Dan Durrant +Jason Hurtado Daniels +Daniel Thorson +Phill Hocking +Adam Johnson +Gaythia Weis +michael logan +Alexander Deliyannis +Bryan Alexander +Rich Pollett +Mani Scienide +joe breskin +Jennifer Sertl +Bas Reus +John Robb +Gregory Esau +Tim Rayner +David Hodgson +James Greyson 

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Like to master the art of critical thinking? Check out these five techniques developed by the Sceptic philosopher Agrippa. They've proved their value over millenia. Here's how you can put them to work today. 
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