How is it best to help and enable #everyone #help #anyone? #nfp #cc #os #bigsociety #nesta #4ip @webiversity
Should Government enable everyone to help everyone (like a teacher or parent guides a child to help it help others). How is it best to persuade and enlighten all civil servants to do this? For example if any member of the public wants to improve a public service how can they go about it with the help of Government and civil servants? Who in Government could make this happen? B.
Should we help each other help each other by using age old ways and inventing (and reinventing) ways to do this better. What carrots and rewards can be created to encourage and reward everyone so we all help each other more. What simple ways are there to help everyone help everyone? 1.
How to enable anyone/everyone to survive so they can concentrate on innovating to create new ways to help everyone?
A. Provide a minimum wage payment from the state so that anyone who wants to help others can concentrate on doing this? Religious organisations and Cooperative have arguably been doing this with holy men that developed knowledge and charity in the past.
B. Donate to creatives and innovators that are working on ways to solve human problems effectively. 2.
Enable, empower and encourage anyone/everyone to improve public services without having to get permission.
This can be done by telling everyone what they ARE ENCOURAGED to do (carrot) rather than what they are NO ALLOWED to do (stick). 3.
Create new ways to help everyone without having to use your time or money.
A. Think of a problem (optional)
B. Think of a solution
C. Check that the solution does not do more harm than good. (hard to check as no one knows everything)
D. Share the solution so everyone can use it with a http://creativecommons.org/ license ( to protect the idea from negative use:)
E. See how others like it and how they can make it even better. 4.
There are 000…’s of ideas creations inventions designs molecules dna data or code yet to be discovered that any human can imagine. Why should any one person claim ownership of any of them just because they were lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time in order to discover it? Should all ‘protective’ measures such as patents, patent pending, design rights, copywrite, be redesigned so that they belong to humanity and are licensed to the person that discovers them (so they can either get a personal reward or ideally generate fund so they are able to create new innovations that benefit everyone). 5.
It is important to remember to check that any innovation that is created can not be used by selfish people for ‘negative’ or ‘evil’ uses that harm others. 6.
All men are equal but some think they are more equal than others (ego:) 7.
The key to achieving these is to help yourself and others say ‘YES’ so it DOES work rather than saying NO with is a self fulfilling prophecy. This applies to everything in life. We can all achieve more than we think just by encouraging each other and opening our minds to new possibilities by saying ‘YES’ to ideas/suggestions/opinions more.
#What #stage in #development & #wisdom are you? How do you need #help and how can you help others? Creative Commons
What stage of development are you at?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Maslow%27s_Hierarchy_of_Needs.svg What help do you need to progress to the next stage?
How can you help others to progress to the next stage? Full text explaining more is from Wikipedia…
The most fundamental and basic four layers of the pyramid contain what Maslow called “deficiency needs” or “d-needs”: esteem , friendship and love, security, and physical needs. With the exception of the most fundamental (physiological) needs, if these “deficiency needs” are not met, the body gives no physical indication but the individual feels anxious and tense. Maslow’s theory suggests that the most basic level of needs must be met before the individual will strongly desire (or focus motivation upon) the secondary or higher level needs. Maslow also coined the term Metamotivation to describe the motivation of people who go beyond the scope of the basic needs and strive for constant betterment. Metamotivated people are driven by B-needs (Being Needs), instead of deficiency needs (D-Needs).
“What a man can be, he must be.” This forms the basis of the perceived need for self-actualization. This level of need pertains to what a person’s full potential is and realizing that potential. Maslow describes this desire as the desire to become more and more what one is, to become everything that one is capable of becoming. This is a broad definition of the need for self-actualization, but when applied to individuals the need is specific. For example one individual may have the strong desire to become an ideal parent, in another it may be expressed athletically, and in another it may be expressed in painting, pictures, or inventions. As mentioned before, in order to reach a clear understanding of this level of need one must first not only achieve the previous needs, physiological, safety, love, and esteem, but master these needs. Below are Maslow’s descriptions of a self-actualized person’s different needs and personality traits.
Maslow also states that even though these are examples of how the quest for knowledge is separate from basic needs he warns that these “two hierarchies are interrelated rather than sharply separated” (Maslow 97). This means that this level of need, as well as the next and highest level, are not strict, separate levels but closely related to others, and this is possibly the reason that these two levels of need are left out of most textbooks.
All humans have a need to be respected and to have self-esteem and self-respect. Also known as the belonging need, esteem presents the normal human desire to be accepted and valued by others. People need to engage themselves to gain recognition and have an activity or activities that give the person a sense of contribution, to feel accepted and self-valued, be it in a profession or hobby. Imbalances at this level can result in low self-esteem or an inferiority complex. People with low self-esteem need respect from others. They may seek fame or glory, which again depends on others. Note, however, that many people with low self-esteem will not be able to improve their view of themselves simply by receiving fame, respect, and glory externally, but must first accept themselves internally. Psychological imbalances such as depression can also prevent one from obtaining self-esteem on both levels.
Most people have a need for a stable self-respect and self-esteem. Maslow noted two versions of esteem needs, a lower one and a higher one. The lower one is the need for the respect of others, the need for status, recognition, fame, prestige, and attention. The higher one is the need for self-respect, the need for strength, competence, mastery, self-confidence, independence and freedom. The latter one ranks higher because it rests more on inner competence won through experience. Deprivation of these needs can lead to an inferiority complex, weakness and helplessness.
3. Love and belonging
After physiological and safety needs are fulfilled, the third layer of human needs are social and involve feelings of belongingness. This aspect of Maslow’s hierarchy involves emotionally based relationships in general, such as:
Humans need to feel a sense of belonging and acceptance, whether it comes from a large social group, such as clubs, office culture, religious groups, professional organizations, sports teams, gangs, or small social connections (family members, intimate partners, mentors, close colleagues, confidants). They need to love and be loved (sexually and non-sexually) by others. In the absence of these elements, many people become susceptible to loneliness, social anxiety, and clinical depression. This need for belonging can often overcome the physiological and security needs, depending on the strength of the peer pressure; an anorexic, for example, may ignore the need to eat and the security of health for a feeling of control and belonging.
4. Safety needs
With their physical needs relatively satisfied, the individual’s safety needs take precedence and dominate behavior. These needs have to do with people’s yearning for a predictable orderly world in which perceived unfairness and inconsistency are under control, the familiar frequent and the unfamiliar rare. In the world of work, these safety needs manifest themselves in such things as a preference for job security, grievance procedures for protecting the individual from unilateral authority, savings accounts, insurance policies, reasonable disability accommodations, and the like.
Safety and Security needs include:
- Personal security
- Financial security
- Health and well-being
- Safety net against accidents/illness and their adverse impacts
5. Physiological needs
For the most part, physiological needs are obvious — they are the literal requirements for human survival. If these requirements are not met, the human body simply cannot continue to function.
Physiological needs include:
Air, water, and food are metabolic requirements for survival in all animals, including humans. Clothing and shelter provide necessary protection from the elements. The intensity of the human sexual instinct is shaped more by sexual competition than maintaining a birth rate adequate to survival of the species.
Full text can be found here