Imagine all the time/money/energy we spend on playing defense.
Imagine what we could do with that.
Perhaps we reconsider proof of things.
a few posts on defense
perhaps we all do it. no?
perhaps the more academically minded do it more. no?
defense.. because of our fear of being wrong.great resources everywhere – but in particular:
imagine if these signs of success, connecting and doing things that matter, becomes nodes over time…
then all the defense that Argyris brings up – that esp the more academic we are the more defensive we get.. as to who is attributing who, et al.. may fade because
1) connections would show up more
2) connections showing up more – would notify others talking/doing the same..
3) cooler things get done, so less desire to be attributed..
imagine if those that came up with the same thing without even copying each other… find each other.. imagine where they could go..
The purpose of all these values is to avoid embarrassment or threat, feeling vulnerable or incompetent. In this respect, the master program that most people use is profoundly defensive.
and we were connected like crickets even – communication wise (or so i hear.. new to me), so that we really got to experience the thing we were made for.. the thing beyond any one of us.
connecting. co-creating. communicating beyond GB Shaw’s poignant description of how we do it now..
instead of taking on our normal stance of defense/ego/whatever, we realize life is perpetual beta, and we start listening more deeply for the many stories that exist in people.
so instead of defending, we start playing together and off each other.
imagine us deciding what matter and then connecting like that.
betterness. (haque’s book) no?
let’s rework it. (fried’s book)
see where the other route gets us…? no end