Towards a Vision for Societal Evolution What Vision does the Pirateparty offer to Society

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Towards a Vision for Societal Evolution  What Vision does the Pirateparty offer to Society
In this session we want to work on a visionary view of a world worth living in  - capable to inspire our movement even more. In our times this can not be an exact picture of how it should be, but must be the vision of a framework that enables us to build this future together utilizing our full potential.

Why a vision is of upmost importance:
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said: “If you want to build a ship, don't …  assign tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”

Every human behaviour is driven by a (mostly unconsciouss) vison of how it shall become to be. There are two possibilities:
- It should be NOT like it is now (protest motivation) or
- an imagination HOW IT SHOULD BE instead (constructive motivation).
Both motivations are needed. In the struggle for a better society mostly the first, the 'how it should NOT be' is the initiator and driver of the movement. Without a beforehand comitted constructive vision - the revolution gorges  its children. Often even before the revolution begins …

So what kind of world, what kind of behaviour in this world, what kind of structure to ensure freedom and a healthy society exactly do we want? If we ask people, we would get all kinds of different answers contentwise.
In this regard the vision work for future societies must come as 'meta-vision', i.e. it's not about specific contents but a structural concept. We need to develop framework conditions that allow every individual to be able to contribute and help to evolve a fair, free, creative and sustainable society.
Robert Stein-Holzheim
musician, communications-trainer, coach for many pirate candidates and parlamentarians, pirate@heart since compuserve times, homebase Wiesbaden, Germany




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