I am a visiting coach from Mars and have been observing the American 2012 Elections. What I’m seeing is as much about the culture of the country as it is about the curious parade of politicians and the peanut galleries they command.
What’s been widespread so far is…
People pay unusual attention to what they already know and already can do
Business success is more important than noble purpose
Nature is widely dishonored
Women are mostly subordinated to men in public arenas
Children are not taught to think for themselves
God is widely accepted as the source of moral behavior
Money trumps doing the right thing
Hierarchy suppresses the possibility of ethical anarchy
Legality trumps mediation
Being right is more important than aliveness
This is curious because on Mars things are so different. ….people (I use the word “people” loosely because we are a bit different) inspire each other to what they are capable of beyond what they can already do . . .
Noble purpose and business (pragmatic) success are practiced with equal Conviction
Honor for nature is part of every business and personal value proposition.
Women have as much power as men.
Children are taught to think for themselves
Ethical anarchy prevails whatever the source
Doing the right thing beats mercenary interests.
Mediation replaces law except as a last resort
Everyone feels responsible for their own aliveness as a way to improve the World
We started this a long time ago with our collective “dream of Mars” and worked our way backwards.
I’m eager to go home.
Charles E. Smith Ph.D
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