Interpersonal & Group Psychology
No one knows exactly how forgoing shared rituals will affect us individually or as a society. However, science does give us some clues. By understanding the purpose of shared rituals, we can try to preserve their intent and create a sense of shared emotion, connection, and transcendence.
The increasing density of human population is not simply a matter of population growth, it also has to do with a remarkable dynamic that is to be found in most systems—what many theorists now label the strange attractor phenomenon.
In this first Journal issue, I’m especially interested in addressing Buckminster Fuller’s question from which he created his extraordinary inventive technical and social inventions and projects.
I now do my best to engage with consciousness as an individual and in collaboration with others, while remaining conscious of my choice to do so, and climb the next flight of steps to discover the next level of consciousness as an ascent rather than a descent as I grow older.
“At this extraordinary time of social, political and economic disintegration, with respect to “Collaborative Innovation”, what is the most important question we can ask, and why?” My answer is: “Why are we not coming together as people, to solve these solvable problems?” And the answer to that is: “We think our political system will do it for us.” Wrong!