Summarising community organisers meeting (Community Narrative group) 16/3/2020.
What type of narrative(s) can support local and global Holochain communities and events during the COIVD-19 outbreak? Why are we doing what we are doing and how can we support each other and introduce new members.
In order to stay focused we have to clarify and know what is important. To tune out the noise that surrounds the actual signal (not the app!). In the ongoing event of COVID-19, humanity continues to generate enormous amounts of fear, which consequently leads to misinformation, distrust and separation within communities.
And so, as a community we can decide to turn it around and use this time to deepen our values and truly see why we are doing the things we are doing. It is a definitely a clarifying moment to put our priorities straight.
First, let’s address trust. To be able to trust each other, we have to see that someone else has our best interest at heart, as we have theirs. We have to clearly understand what those best interests are - ours and others, in order to take action that is aligned. This applies to any scale, from individuals, to organisations, to countries.
So, in this time, how can we implement trust within our communities?
To deeply listen into what are those best interests of people - what problems are communities facing. Clarify what is important, and what is secondary. What deeper needs are there problems are pointing to? Diversify community to hear wider array of voices.
Address and design solutions locally.
Human/community problems many times might end up being universal. Share cross-community solutions.
Scale when applied and needed.
We are fortunate enough to have this platform, to meet like-spirited people and collaborate towards the future that is being created NOW. There is no better time, as we face “real world” problems, that ask for real solutions - not hypothetical ones.
Time of crisis can be used by corporations, governing bodies, etc to induce new laws and regulations, to reshape democracy in a way that would serve their own best interest - which is all possible when society is suspended and destabilised by immense shock (market collapse, pandemic, natural disaster, etc).
And so, we should not be afraid of word “opportunistic”. In contrary, we should use this time to take action and implement high-level ideas/ideals into tangible solutions, with real people. Defining clearly our goals and what it takes to reach them. - Currently, a simple “No” is not enough.
The real subversion in the age of segregation is coming together (for now, digitally) to weave the new pattern.
gathered resources to get inspired:
https://teamhuman.fm/ - Team Human Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shock_Doctrine - The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein