Resilience is the ability of a system (like a community) to absorb disturbance and still retain basic function and structure. Building resilience means intentionally guiding the system’s process of adaptation in an attempt to preserve some qualities and allow others to fade away, all while retaining the essence—or “identity”—of the system. In a human community, identity is essentially determined by what people value about where they live. However, what a community of people collectively values is open to interpretation and subject to disagreement. This suggests that people—and the ways they come to rough consensus—are necessarily at the center of community resilience building.
We need to free ourselves from startup monoculture and market-friendly conventional wisdom. We don’t have to engage in pattern matching to fit what venture capitalists tell us is investible. Venture capitalists are the smartest idiots on the planet. We don’t have to subscribe to their worldview.
Hi! I built www.howtousepsychedelics.com and am building psygaia (@psygaia on social). I also am building nectara.co. We have common interests and should connect! I just followed you on twitter (@yogacid).
Peace and love!