We believe the three most important foundational questions for any community are:
Who are you trying to bring together?
Why are they going to come together?
What are they going to do together?
"We are so colonized by a culture that insists that individual aspiration, appetite, and satisfaction are the hallmarks of well-being. We are so colonized by that idea that it has produced a culture that is itself not well.
We have reached a point where, instead of thinking about where we are, either locally or globally, as a living, interconnected, and interdependent system, we think of it rather as a stockpile of resources for feeding our own repetitive scenarios of growth and dominance. The only well-being is interbeing. "
Once upon a time people were born into communities and had to find their individuality. Today people are born individuals and have to find their communities.
K-HOLE, Youth Mode: A Report on Freedom
Here on earth, you will get to choose your own calling and expression for it. The Ultimate experience.
You will age with time, you will know each moment that's you're getting closer to an end. You may choose to arrive at it prepared or maybe not. Maybe just float through people's experiences.
You can choose your own meaning for the game. You will see wonders in the slow destruction of your planet, amuse yourself of those descriptions, you will laugh at your fears. You may choose to fix them, contribute or you may not. Maybe just hope and pray for a better larger world and its vision.
Its going to be nonsensical, its going to be absurd. This is the only articulate reason to what you're going in. Are you ready?
"How do you know how the world works?
"The world is telling us how it works all the time, speaking to us in ways we hear and overhear. Some of its messages blare, some whisper; some reach us in languages we don’t recognize as languages, a current of air on our skin, a green taste in our mouth, a dead nestling on the pavement. The world tells us lies and truths about what we can and can’t control, about how alone we are or how continuous with others, about where our attention should go, about what we should fight or accept. Writing imaginatively is a way to sort those out. Whether we’re writing, reading, or just living, it’s a mistake for think that the only thing that needs grounding, questioning and explaining is the version of the world that we’re making different. Asking why and how about the world as it is can offer us another door into imagining how it could be, what we might make it and what it might make us, however drastically different from now the places where it might burn or bloom. Thicket of stories, running along the dendrites—the trees—of your nerves. Piercing your heart."