My idea is to create a village app or village web with an on-line market where goods and services are traded with village currency supporting balanced forms of reciprocity – giving and receiving – and connection-building in local areas.
He wanted his suburb to be a friendlier place, but knew that simply moralising, telling people what they ought to do, and making them feel guilty when they didn’t, would not work. He knew the only way to change attitudes was to…
She said she had noticed I was rather intense and uptight and thought – for my own good and the good of others – I should aim to be calm and laid back like the Non Violent Communication (NVC) specialist Marshall Rosenberg
Alberto Melucci wrote about the need for creative responses in every situation. He believed that in order to develop a culture of creativity, there is a need to create room for wonderment, spaces where wonder can take root and work its magic.
I think we’ve heard enough from leaders and would-be leaders who advocate re-building yesterday’s organizations. I think we need to hear more from the new builders, especially those that would like to help build effective local networks.
Is there a way of stimulating the economy which doesn't add to a nation's debt? Is there a way of meeting needs that doesn't cost the earth? Although published in 1995, this piece - with comments added by John Turmel - is well worth revisiting.