Session 11 – A Role Model

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We need a social environment that plays with us as with kids, and that excites us and challenges us. Who can provide us with such an environment? It is those wise people who understand our path of development. As parents, we are building an environment that will affect us and that will shape our future form. When we integrate ourselves into that kind of an environment, we will change according to it and develop more quickly. We will have before us a good and attractive example that we will follow by the collective force and strength of society, and thus change ourselves. The results of our study should be very tangible and practical.


It is clear to us that we need an environment where we are all connected together. What can we envision as a perfect environment? An environment that is the complete opposite of all the crises appearing today: no divorce, people on good terms with each other—children with parents, international relations, no wars, no weapons, no terrorism, no drugs, and no debts. We must build such an environment that acts as a role-model, so it influences and profoundly affects us. We need to absorb its values so it persuades us and "reprograms" us into similarity to it.


How can this be done? Perhaps it should be a virtual environment, since we are all online. Perhaps it could be an environment presented to us through the media, since we all get many of our societal values through the media. Perhaps this should not be an environment for adults, but only for children. In this case, we will need turn kindergartens and schools into environments that educate children around these things.


Or, perhaps it should be an environment for adults? There are millions of unemployed workers throughout the world, and they don't know what to do or how to bring up their children. They are hurting, now seeing what is happening to their children, and will quite likely be happy to learn these new things through TV shows that we will produce. This can be an example for them, and they, in turn, will be able to affect their children toward a good and happy way of living.


 

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Topic

We have to build a model environment of our final state, in which there will be a good and nice connection amongst people. This is in order for that example that we build to attract us to be like it.

Main Points

  • We will work with the wise people who understand our path of development, to provide all with an environment that will develop us toward the good.
  • The model environment should be adapted to everyone, at any age.

References

Evolution follows universal laws of process to higher and more integrated stages of development.

Unesco Document about Herbert Spencer

Man can learn altruistic behavior from nature  – "If we help others in times of their need, we ourselves may get help when we are in trouble, and in the end, our human race will have better chances of survival."

Article: "Help yourself - Be selfless"

"As  a society, we have to learn better how to learn – I  call it social learning; it is the dynamism for change that could lead us to a new kind of society that will not destroy itself from its own excesses… for we must share a vision for a new society before we can realize it."

From Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the ISSS (International Society for the Systems Sciences ), "Vision and Values for a World of Insurmountable Opportunities"

"That's why this moment matters. We are creating a blueprint together—a design for our collective future."

Program or Be Programmed

Engage Yourself

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
no need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world…

Imagine all the people living life in peace...

You, you may say
I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will live as one.

From "Imagine" by John Lennon



Question 1: Experience the following two beautiful renditions of this remarkable song and imagine the best for humanity and all the world. [Link to video, if needed.]

And here is the second rendition we'd like you to experience. [link to video here, if needed.]

a. Now, it's your turn to continue to imagine. What's the perfect state of all people in the world? What is the nature of the connections you'd like to see amongst us all? Imagine, and share your thoughts in writing. :). Feel free to add even more creativity if you wish; perhaps what you write will rhyme.

This dream can be actualized if we build such a model environment which will influence us and lead us and our children to that state. With television series, songs about the positive connection amongst people, parents, educators in kindergartens and schools who will evaluate children based on their assistance and concern for their friends, in addition to books, billboards, commercials, this dream can come true. We only need to build an environment which will manifest it.

b. State whether you agree with this summary or write in your own words how we can actualize the dream according to the last section we learned about the influence of the environment:

Question 2: The following passage is from UNESCO's article:

"Today, people are aware of the global reality more than ever. We are beginning to understand the influence of individual and collective acts upon ourselves and the entire biosphere."
(The biosphere is the global  ecological system integrating all living beings and their relationships – Wikipedia).

This lesson and the UNESCO article emphasize the extent to which we influence our environment, and are influenced by it. Try to recall a state in which you took an example from someone which changed you for the better. (You may give an example from your children, if relevant.)

Question 3: What are the means that will bring us to our good and final state quickly and easily? Mark the most precise answer:

Question 4: How will the environment we create influence us?