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"Seeing Yourself" as others see you.Views: 779
Mar 08, 2009 4:27 am"Seeing Yourself" as others see you.#

John Stephen Veitch
There are a couple of threads on other networks discussing how people discuss issues here on Ryze, and in particular how people accept or reject feedback from others.

This page is largely about that same topic.

I talk about keeping a record in my journal over a long period of time. If you do that (Or if you keep engaged in Ryze forums over many years) slowly you build up background of events and knowledge and concepts that allows you to "see" yourself and the world in a new way. The journal, and contact with other people, help you to reflect on your own ideas and behaviour and to see the world as it is, and not to remain stuck in the world your parents or your teachers tried to construct for you.

Sadly most people live in the world constructed by parents and teachers for at least 30 - 40 years before they can begin to deconstruct that reality and build one of their own. Of necessity in the early part of our adult lives, we live in the world of our indoctrination. In the latter half of our lives, if we have the courage, we might be able to dismantle some of those ideas and build new structures that reflect the reality of the life we've lived.

Here is a small part:
"I've kept a personal journal for 36 years. Slowly, I've gathered about me lots of information that directly contradicts much of my education and the norms of the culture in which I've been raised. I do believe the world can offer constructive choices. My future and your own future can be more open. But the way forward isn't easy. More of the same leads to certain destruction. Change is possible, but time is short.

The Internet is perhaps our saving grace. In social networks across the Internet people are doing more than sharing jokes. We can't rely on our elites to do anything progressive or helpful on their own."


"The culture I'm a part of believes in hard work and in giving people rewards for hard work. We're resistant to the idea of governments using taxation or fees to redistribute money from the hardworking rich to the poor. But on that score too I've had a change of view. We MUST maintain a society that has integrity, where there is genuine membership for all. Income disparities destroy that integrity. In the last 20 years, I've witnessed what's happened in NZ society as the most highly paid 10% of the population took more and more for themselves. That result isn't desirable and building more prisons isn't a solution."

John Stephen Veitch
Open Future Limited - http://www.openfuture.biz/
Innovation Network - http://veech-network.ryze.com/
Building an Open Future - http://openfuture-network.ryze.com/

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