People’s “relationships” are emergent and thus can’t be managed. That is, they can be influenced but not controlled.
[ via Charlie Ehin ]
a.k.a. Why I Think ‘manager’ is the worst word to follow the word ‘community’
I prefer the phrase Community Cultivation and try to map all tasks and skills against gardening metaphors:
- planting seeds
- mindfulness about environmental factors
- neighborhood kids who like to kick over the tomatoes
- too much water is bad
- not enough water is bad
- fallow fields
- harvest time
- sharing with and helping the neighbors
- getting up early
What would you add to the list?
or What metaphors do you use?
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