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September 02, 2005

Three kinds of commitment to the CI/W project

There can be at least three kinds of commitment to this:

1. MISSION COMMITMENT in which we believe in the compelling potential of integrating the collective intelligence/wisdom movement or field and are dedicated to playing a role in realizing that potential sometime, somehow. This may or may not involve any specific activity commitments, but we are actively looking for how it could happen, who might be interested, when the timing is right, etc. This kind of commitment lasts for years, and is a theme or calling in our lives. Often it feels like it has us, rather than we having it.

2. ACTIVITY COMMITMENT in which we say we are going to do certain actions. This could include volunteering for some needed task or function, or regularly participating in online working group forums, etc.

3. DEPENDABILITY COMMITMENT in which we do what we say we will do. This involves following through on our activity commitments and, even more basic, keeping appointments and responding to communications in a timely manner.

Posted by Tom Atlee, Fri, Sep 02 2005 07:58 AM
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