Today, during our weekly zoom session, we reflected back on what happened to each of the participants since last week. During our previous zoom we decided to experiment with media to extend our new narrative about happiness, abundance, cocreation, freedom and equality. Despite te predictiveness of the media options each of us experienced a great diversity of inspiring engagements related to the challenge. Although the diversity presented to us seems chaotic, unprogrammed and opportunistic many of the programs and engagements encountered are very much ordened and structured. This got us to reflect about the difference between complexity and complicated processes.
The phylosophy shows the law of opposites that interact. Chaos versus Complex, Simple versus Complicated. It is very much related to our evolution as a species from an awareness point of view and the way we structure our society (To Do) around new waves of awareness ( To Be). There is another way of drawing this which is by positioning the interpretation of science of life and the way life functions.
Here we see the law of understanding. Science is predictable, replicable and complicated if many pieces interact. But still it can be taken apart into levels of simplicity and brought back into its complicated state without disrupting its working, understanding and the axiomas applied.
Life on the other hand is complex. It is difficult to understand, to replicate and when we try to simplify it we see chaos but never get it back again to its original complex state. That is why science does not get it.
In our society life we find hierarchies that become expert in the complicated world but will never understand the complexity of life. Decisions are made within the field of the complicated, then fall back into a crisis (chaos) to then get to a new level of organizational simplicity to grow. The option is within the field of complexity by letting go of predictability and control, like we do in Sustainocracy. We then get into a state that one of us called:
Our progress is chaotic in clustering unexpected experiences yet ordened in objectives, tools and programs. Science may predict a potential level of success. It will not be able to describe the path nor the content or the definite outcome of what we do, only that it will make the world a better place. Just like in real life we can have mathematics courses that focus on 1 + 1 = 2. In real life we find that 1 + 1 is often much less than 2 (value consumption), and many time much more than 3 (values creation). So Sustainocracy is a chaortic society model.
Chaordic is always adapative and hence positively oriented, just like the World Happiness Bird that we created to extend the message of responsibility, cocreation, shared abundance to the world. Also our latest challenge of the month “media” is chaordic as we can see from the way we invite musicians and poets to create ballads as part of our communication exercise.