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THE MC PROJECT SUMMARY

This document summarizes what an MC* (microcommunity) is, how it differs from other lifestyles, what the MC Project is, and why the lack of an MC Project in our current world is a perfect example of the knowledge explosion getting so far ahead of the application of said knowledge that we are doing many things dysfunctionally even though mankind has the knowledge which, if applied, would transform this dysfunctionality to functionality .

Adoption of MC lifestyles requires no political processes, taxes, social “programs,” well-meaning Big [or Medium or Small] Government social engineering, etc. The people themselves take full responsibility for these lifestyle transformations, with no interference from any institution whatever. It’s not Left or Right or even Center, but a transcendent synthesis of all the best wisdom from all sides. It requires merely a willingness to do what works as opposed to what doesn’t work—it’s as simple as that. "All we have to do is act on what we know," says John Chancellor, in his book Peril and Promise: A Commentary on America.

The Left tends to say "it takes a village" (partially correct, but implying lots of social programs to pay for). The Right tends to say "no, it takes a family, not a village" (partially correct, and implying dislike of paying for social programs for things that families ought to be dealing with). MC members tend to say "we have all the advantages of both the Left's compassionate village and the Right's family-centered values and none of the disadvantages of either of these worldviews!" See what an MC would be like.

This document also contains an amazing table that deals with dozens of life areas, first describing the usual way each area is dealt with, then the MC way, then the effect of the change from the old way to the MC way, then the reason conservatives will like the MC way better than the current way, and, finally, the reason liberals will like the MC way better than the current way. Those people in the center will easily be able to infer from the table why they, too, will prefer the MC way.

What Is An MC?

MC stands for microcommunity. It refers to an intentional subcommunity whose setting is a normally-structured block-house neighborhood (or partial neighborhood; e.g., six homes) or apartment neighborhood (e.g., one floor or one partial floor) that contains from 10 to 40 people who’ve intentionally computer-selected their members for great compatibility and relocated to this MC (a few may already have lived at this location, but the odds against many of them already living there are great, due to compatibility probabilities), and who’ve adopted certain proven modes of considering each other (who are or will become best friends) as social resources for childcare, elder care, and other nonsuperficial levels of communication that, when appropriate, is facilitated by P.E.T.1 and PSBs2.

How Are MCs Different From Other Lifestyles?

MCs are not random aggregations of people. MC people have intentionally selected one another and become best friends and therefore trust fellow members with childcare and elder care—and in other ways. So they’re not stuck with putting kids into daycare centers with strangers who don’t care about their kids—their MC contains only people who care about them and their kids. Care is given by MC members, not strangers. And care is flat-gradient nurturance rather than steep-gradient nurturance5 (see gradient of nurturance, in the table below). And kids choose whom to be with, to the largest degree possible. And abuse becomes nearly impossible, since there are other nurturers in whom the kids confide, and because kids would not choose to be with an abuser. And the communication and parenting style in an MC is P.E.T.1 (which stands for Parent Effectiveness Training, however not just parents but all relationships in the MC use this style, as it is the most effective for nurturing, conflict resolution, sensitivity to feelings, etc.; see parenting effectiveness, in the table below). Over 7 million people have been helped by P.E.T. courses in every state and in 50 different countries.

Nuclear family
Nuclear family

Families live in normal houses and apartments as normal nuclear, single parent, extended, and mixed types of families. MCs are free to choose, if they prefer, only certain types of people, certain races, certain religions, all two-parent nuclear families, all singles, or whatever—people that choose each other really like each other and respect each other’s values and interests. The wrong way to maximize social resources is via communes, socialism, communism, fascism, gurus, cults, etc. They give the very idea of maximal resources a bad name. The right way to maximize social resources is to empower powershifted (see the powershift life area, below) democracy and responsible independence and leave people’s physical living modes and family styles alone and concentrate on making the relationships work optimally between spouses, parents and children, friends, people and neighbors, and relatives, so that they produce happiness, fulfillment, and self-actualization, not symptoms and dysfunctional lifestyles.

Each person has a room and may choose to put an “Alone” sign on the door and be left alone, except for emergencies. The environment is set up to empower maximum self-actualization for adults and children alike. The character traits that come out of this special environment are responsibility, compassion, lovingness, insightfulness, creativity, social responsibility, wisdom, empathy, communication excellence, environmental responsibility, sociability, depth, and purpose—to name just a few. The more generations in a given MC that are MC-raised, the more these traits will prevail and the stronger they’ll be. It has been demonstrated for many years that the best, most nurturing, most creative, most empowering, most loving environments —containing good examples to emulate and wise, caring people to consult when needed—produce the happiest and wisest people with the best character, especially when the parenting styles are authoritative rather than permissive or authoritarian, and where the children are given lots of creative choices and can experience themselves as at cause rather then at effect as soon as possible and as often as possible. There’s no mystery about how to create such environments; there’s merely a problem of inertia, applying knowledge rather than merely knowing it, and evolving leadership and examples to emulate in the culture so that the cultural rejuvenation trend can begin ASAP.

People’s MC communications will be aided by PSBs (personal status boards, which are online webpages) which each person will have constant access to while in or out of their MC, via computers, pads, tablets, or smartphones. Usage is totally voluntary, and a PSB functions much like a computer bulletin board, except it’s many orders of magnitude simpler and more convenient, especially for children aged one to seven. (A bulletin board system [BBS] is a computer or an application dedicated to the sharing or exchanging of messages or other files on a network.)

Each person in each MC is to have his/her own personal space
Each person in each MC is to have his/her own personal space

The MC's PSB displays the personal status (in codes next to each person's name, and in words to the right of the screen) of the MC members and everyone in the MC can see how the person feels, what s/he needs/wants, what s/he’d like to do, whether s/he’s available to nurture, wanting nurturing, into Alone space, or whatever. MC members need not view or use a status board to find out other people’s personal statuses or indicate their own personal status unless they feel like it, but once they try it, they'll see what a wonderful aid it is to MC life. Each MC has their own private PSB. By glancing at their specific MC's PSB on computers or smartphones, people can see who’s available, who’s into Alone space and should be let alone, who needs or wants what (to say one’s feelings, to listen to feelings, to nurture, to be nurtured, to get a ride, to have a party, to have an MC meeting, to eat out, to go to the movies, to get a massage, to get tutoring, to get advice, etc.), and whose status best matches whatever they’re into. So it stands to reason that a dozen phone calls or door knockings (or even a few) will be much more invasive for all concerned as well as less convenient and less quiet and less quick than PSB use. Checking a PSB is much more efficient and quick than Facebook or texting or chatting or emailing or phoning for checking all your MC people's statuses simultaneously. See why here on the PSB page.

A PSB
A PSB

The MC Project

The Project is the planning, launching, and propagation of the MC movement. It involves creating a Project Corporation to run MC-related communications to media, and planning and creating the media-blitz launch and maintenance of all aspects of MC information. Note: There are no rulers, government, or managing of any MC by any higher-up MC level. All MCs are totally autonomous and self-maintained, with no responsibility to even tell the MC Corporation they exist—although they're extremely likely to want to. MC leaders lead the MC Corporation only, with no connection to actual MCs. MC leaders and spokespeople are simply people to whom the media can go to learn what’s going on in the MC movement. And this MC website, The Big Answer, is merely a convenient repository of all information about MCs as well as computer-based information about MC hopefuls who have registered and who wish to meet one another at first via Email, phone, video chatting, and other social networking methods, and eventually in person if things click. All power in MCs is from the highest quality knowledge, never from bureaucracy or other low quality power structures. Democratically run MC meetings in each MC help MCs decide issues of MC concern—only an MC's people themselves have any power whatever over the MC's issues, lives, choices, meetings, structures, or members.

The Project Corporation exists only to act as the information-spreading aspect of MCs. It should be obvious that MCs will not happen unless millions of people hear about them and begin to act at the local level to create them. No amount of Google ads or media ads are going to spur such action since people have not heard of MCs and won't be searching for them. It will require movies, TV shows, books and talk-show appearances from famous spokepeople to spur such action. This corporation will likely put some of its profits into even more communication about MCs. The Project Corporation will oversee the creation of MC-related media projects including movies, TV shows, books, magazines, national newsletters, etc. Such things will sell well in the media market because they’ll be superior in that they’ll have true answers to life’s biggest questions:

The Project will require one or more highly-respected, known people who will at least help the Project with its launch by giving it a thumbs up to the media; hopefully, such people will wish to offer other support post-launch, although that may not be essential. But a spokesperson doing talk show circuits, book signings, presentations at colleges, conferences, and other such venues would be extremely helpful at launch time.

The Project will require a spokesperson to be constantly available to the media—probably the public relations director or even CEO of the Project Corporation. Obviously, if the known person above wishes to be involved at such levels in the guidance of the MC movement, that’s great and welcomed. But it’s not necessary. When MCs are validated in the public eye and begin going international, it’d be great if the known person would give another media thumbs up, because if the world is going to get past the very predictable chaos of the first part of the 21st century in one piece, it will need all the help it can get.

The Project will require venture capital (not for MCs but for marketing, public relations, administration, etc.) or a wealthy foundation and/or philanthropist, and the CEO and CFO of the Project Corporation will be responsible to find and raise this capital or find the wealthy foundation and/or philanthropist. The array of MC products and services would include: MC-related movies, books, TV shows, magazines, newsletters, how-to audio tapes, how-to videos, featured speakers, etc. The obvious precedent for such a multifarious enterprise is the Disney Corporation, and it would not be surprising if they decided they wanted to get involved, since not only do they seem to be in acquisition mode, but their product themes dovetail wonderfully with MC themes. The difference in themes, of course, is that one (Disney) charges for the fantasy of happy lives with close-knit communities with good family values and lots of love and fun, while the other (The Project Corporation) charges for products and services that actually empower the consumer to achieve the reality of such lifestyles. However, the MC project is anything but utopian or fantasy. In truth, it is about a simple fine-tuning of current lifestyles to make them work better based upon known knowledge and validated-for-centuries living modes.

The “target market” for all MC products and services is, of course, everyone—eventually. The immediate target market, in social marketing terms, is the innovators, calculated to comprise 2.5% of the population of the USA. Good presentations, effective media and marketing, persuasive spokespersons, and endorsement by one or more known and respected people will convince the innovator segment to adopt the new lifestyle. Once innovators “adopt,” other segments will follow, as long as MCs improve lifestyles, which they positively will.

Let us face the fact that for the nation to learn about and respond to the social evolutionary and cultural evolutionary microcommunity innovation called the MC movement, there has to be a large marketing and public relations effort as well as known and trusted people introducing it, so there is no way to avoid forming a Project Corporation and locating the billion or so (a guesstimate) dollars that will be needed, although once the movement gets started, the Project Corporation will sustain itself with profits from sales of MC-related movies, books, TV shows, magazines, newsletters, how-to audio tapes, how-to videos, and appearance fees charged by spokespeople. Great ideas without communication and marketing remain mere ideas. This country needs the MC movement more than it has ever needed anything. You'll have no doubt of this fact after reading the contents of this website—including the novel, The Forest Through The Trees.

Unapplied Knowledge

Premise: If we don’t take what we already know and apply it wisely, and if we continue to honor ill-conceived and never-challenged bad habits, we shall continue to suffer for our thoughtlessness, and we shall never cease symptomizing the folly of our ways. However, if we finally take what we already know (we’ve known it for over four decades) and apply it wisely, we shall break out of our cultural stalemate and begin to reverse the polarization of the Culture Wars before the angry disputes turn to violence and the disconnectedness, alienation, irresponsibility, disrespectfulness, and disaffectedness turn into the wrong kind of revolution. If the key to the success of the Third Wave is expressible, it’s the combination of knowledge and the careful application of same that allows the slow replacing of lower power forms by higher ones (powershift). Little progress will be made if we know but do not do. It’s said that all that’s required for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. It’s also said that if we will not learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it. There was an incredible repository of knowledge three or four hundred years A.D. when the religious fanatics burned virtually all of it (in Alexandria). No one even tried to protect it—it seems that their knowledge was too theoretical, not pragmatic, not applied, and therefore not useful at the moment of truth. How does one forestall a Dark Ages full of ignorance and suffering? They were clueless, because their knowledge wasn’t used. If we know but do not do, we FAIL. They failed to use their wisdom, and millions paid for it in blood, sweat and tears, for many centuries to come. What a waste. Truly: all that’s required for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.


MC Effects

LIFE AREA

THE USUAL WAY

THE MC* WAY

EFFECT OF MC WAY

RIGHT IS HAPPY

LEFT IS HAPPY



Abuse of children

if a home has abuse, no one finds out and it’s kept secret and it continues

as soon as someone starts abusing, it’s stopped because the victim tells and because people in the MC would pick up on it

abuse and abuse cycles cease because there are many people it’s safe to tell

no more guilt from having to hide dirty little secrets

no more ruined lives because of cycles of abuse

Air quality

poor: drive to everywhere

good: no driving to childcare or to most friends

less: traffic, noise, pollution, time wasted

fewer physical symptoms and noise

less pollution and wasted time

Alienation

caused by lack of connectedness to others

connectedness precludes this

warm, human people with a real sense of community

community and family values are prevalent and strong

people are self-actualized and happy, not cold and neurotic

Authoritarianism

this, alone, or combined with permissive parenting, produces children that act out, are irresponsible, sullen and disrespectful

this is replaced with authoritative parenting; the children are responsible, happy, creative, and respectful; parenting is powershifted so that knowledge in authoritative parenting replaces force in authoritarian parenting

having children is experienced as a positive thing, not a mixed blessing full of doubt, frustration, and conflict; the Old Paradigm’s 3 low quality power (force) is replaced by the powershifted New Paradigm’s3 high quality power (knowledge)

the conservative dream of responsible, respectful children comes true; win-lose felt okay to the parental “winners,” but win-win feels good to all family members

the progressive dream of happy, creative, cooperative, loving children comes true

Communication

normally curt, incomplete, blunt, hurried, cynical and often causes conflict or is misunderstood

with the use of authoritative parenting, such as is found in P.E.T.1; and with the use of the PSB2, normally communication is honest, real, cooperative, sensitive, and insightful

alienation and conflict are precluded via conflict resolution and personal status display (PSB2)

family environment is peaceful and a spirit of optimism and cooperation prevails

individuals are given space to express their real selves and learn self-control and autonomy

Community

individualism crowds out most of the community spirit

individualism is preserved but in the context of a healthy spirit of community

social resources are maximized and optimized and roots are preserved

roots are laid down; mobility is slowed way down as people love their lives, homes, and neighborhoods; people take full responsibility for communities

maximized social resources ensure that self-actualization is optimized and happiness is prevalent

Conflict resolution

threats, arguing, anger, punishment, and power plays prevail; low quality power (authoritarian) & medium quality power (bribing with wealth) is normally used

P.E.T.1 experience assures that all in MC know/use the most effective conflict resolution methods known

chaos, anger, fighting, coercion, and even violence are replaced with harmony & communication

although willing to use normal authoritarian means, P.E.T.1 knowledge & experience allows this to be replaced by authoritative strategies

although willing to use permissive means, P.E.T.1 knowledge & experience allows this to be replaced by authoritative strategies

Connectedness

superficial friends; use of TV to replace human connectedness; weak, shallow community

MC life is about the synthesis of connectedness & individuality

people have roots again, and communities—no longer so mobile—flourish; no more alienation

conservatives celebrate the reemergence of community and a viable set of family values

progressives celebrate ending the cultural war with the Right over family and community

Construction

Second Wave housing with an obsolete context and therefore a crippled functionality

MC construction is not only about creating the structures for Third Wave communities but also for the future (see MC Handbook)

construction , with MC guidance, gets a shot in the arm as it innovates the neighborhood’s structural and functional realities of the future

the economics of all the new MC construction and real estate buys and trades thrills the conservatives

the physical lifestyle enhancements and resultant increase in self-actualization and environmental inspiration thrills the progressives

Creativity

Second Wave schools and combinations of permissive and authoritarian parenting kill most creativity

all elements of MC life are set up to maximize creativity

creativity flourishes and the USA experiences an entrepreneurism and innovation boom

economy gets a shot in the arm

creativity becomes part of the normal personality structure of MC people

Crime

crime roots: urban flight, child abuse, authoritarian & permissive parenting, poverty, media

MCs optimize social resources and therefore eradicate the roots of crime; authoritative parenting helps

crime goes down and personal and social responsibility go up

personal and social responsibility go up, media has more family-friendly messages

safety and security go up while fear and anxiety go down—fewer lives are wasted

Diversity

as the Culture Wars heat up, those not like us are seen more & more in negative terms

diversity is honored more because each MC is part of the solution to ending the Culture Wars and MC members come from diverse backgrounds

diversity is seen as benign self-expression and the expression of individuality, not an excuse for negativity or hate

since MC tastes and lifestyles continue going in the direction of good moral & family values, the MC movement is fine with the conservatives

since MC lifestyle support of good moral & family values involves increased autonomy and self expression, progressives love it

Economics

Second Wave worldview keeps the economy chasing unlimited growth forever; national debt increases dangerously

ecologically sound growth is assured because of the MC movement’s adoption of the New Paradigm3

people whose character is basically responsible force debt reduction and ecological worldview

economy booms from MC-related construction and innovations, peace corporations, debt reduction, and a context of responsibility

peace becomes a business as corporations find that there’s a great market for something the world so dearly wants

Education

Second Wave schools continue to endanger the future of the USA

MC people force Third Wave schools to replace current schools

less unemployed people, better future for all, economic boom

responsibility & respect are learned at home & at school

more jobs (SA4 type included), less wasted lives, less unemployment

Elder care

many warehoused in nursing homes, many experience no social role

those capable and desirous of being good nurturers are welcomed into MCs

less need to warehouse elders, more elder usefulness, better childcare

increased responsibility for one’s relatives (and elders in general)

increased convenience and better nurturance from childcare resources

Emerging viruses

heads in sand as next pandemic is evolving; preparedness is minimal

MC’s New Paradigm3 emphasis makes policy makers finally act responsibly

correct, ecologically sound applying of preventatives occurs

longer and healthier life

longer and healthier life

Entrepreneurism

small businesses screwed by tax laws and deregulation

small businesses empowered by all elements and effects of MC lifestyle

fewer small business bankruptcies & more cottage industry jobs—MCs are a perfect fit with cottage industry

boon to the economy, more people working and less on welfare, more people acting responsibly

people are empowered to actualize their potentials, people’s standard of living goes up

Environment

pollution, ozone depletion, species loss and rain forest loss

MC’s New Paradigm3 emphasis makes policy makers finally act responsibly

correct, ecologically sound applying of preventatives occurs

good air and water, ecological corporations are a plus for the economy

good air and water, species loss decreased, UV radiation decreases

Evolution

humans living & evolving in harmony with the biosphere is just an idea for the Right to ridicule: they keep making the Left look like radical hippie extremists

humans evolving in harmony with the biosphere is the only hope for a happy future; it’s not hippie-think, it’s the central idea of futurists and systems thought

MC’s New Paradigm3 emphasis makes policy makers finally act responsibly toward all species and the biosphere too

once human & earth evolution thrive under MC leadership, the Right ceases to insist upon unsustainable growth and anti-Green policies & begins cooperating

Left takes a less polarizing & less anti-Right stance in the evolution area, and tries to get us all healthier via human genetic engineering and win-win thought

Family values

a touchstone in the Culture Wars, family values are what the Right says they have and the Left doesn’t

MC values that transcend both nostalgic Right’s values and narcissistic Left’s values unite and depolarize the two sides

the Culture War is transcended; now both sides are happy with the way their MCs’ family values are win-win and empower respect and responsibility in the young

respect; responsibility; good morals; elder care; childcare among loving friends & not strangers; more successful, ambitious young supporting good community

diverse family forms finally respected by the Right—even though the Right’s still into nostalgia at first, but MC family values’ happy success is obvious and incontrovertible

Gradient of nurturance

steep: mother is main nurturer; parents are often not available to their offspring in the way their children need them to be, and yet the children have no viable alternate choices to fill in

flat: mother, father, and their trusted best friends (and relatives?) all share in the nurturing in MCs, much to the benefit of all concerned

nurturing quality goes way up; addiction to people and things vanishes; women no longer put down for ambition; childcare fears vanish; abuse and neglect are precluded; abuse cycle is broken once and for all!

intense support for good family values (especially nuclear), morals, and community; children no longer suffer from mothers’ careers; children no longer in strangers’ hands in childcare

children get their potential actualized; lifestyles are more convenient and effective; women’s life choices are finally supported; abuse and addictive personalities vanish


Intelligence

deterministic environments full of conflict & characterized by inadequate nurturing stunt intellectual growth

optimized human environments have been shown to result in higher intelligence and much more, too

a reversal of the unnecessary, unacceptable phenomenon of losing a large percentage of our young to a barely literate, low level, crass existence simply because their homes & schools fail them

schools and homes cease producing young people destined to fail in Third Wave society

schools and homes cease producing young people destined to fail in Third Wave society and begin doing what they always should have: nurture the ontological & intellectual beings of the young

International relations

totally inadequate, mired in bureaucratic red tape and various special interests; no provisions for seriously creating peace

propagate MC spread, and as people’s basic character begins to be win-win in nature due to flat-gradient nurturance5, use this and peace corporations to spread peace

peace, life quality enhancement for all MC movement people; less wars and terror; more international cooperation using high quality power (knowledge) rather than low quality power (wealth or violence)

economic prosperity rather than wars and hostility because peace corporations and, eventually, win-win context between nations empowers this peace

peace, life quality enhancement for all MC movement people—and even for those that come into contact with these self-actualizers

Isolation

both individuals and families (nuclear & other) are fundamentally isolated & alone, with only superficial connections to other individuals and families

MCs allow the misapplied heroic individualism to be dumped in favor of a new kind of individualism and autonomy where one has real connectedness to individuals in and out of one’s family, and to the society at large

successful, meaningful human close encounters of the first, second and third kinds (1. within MC, 2. local contacts, 3. contacts for the purpose of oneness with humanity via the spread of the MC movement)

family values of the MC type are allowing the erosion of the family to be reversed in favor of strong families and neighborhoods with some of the good small-community feel the Right is so nostalgic about

alienation and aloneness is replaced by connectedness in a context that promotes individualism and autonomy while preserving and even enhancing ties to community and family

Learning

Second Wave schools shortchange the young and most parents are too busy for home schooling, so many potential SAs4 end up as part of the problem instead of the solution

individuals who have been nurtured in MCs have little psychological baggage getting in the way of learning, so they are intelligent and creative learners and thinkers

Third Wave SAs4 are produced in MCs, ready to succeed in a Third Wave world; bad public schools are either closed or replaced by Third Wave schools because of grassroots MC pressures

NEA is forced to revamp policies because of MC grassroots pressures; no teachers keep their jobs unless they get good Third Wave-compatible results; young people are empowered for success

the young learn so well that they actualize their potentials much better not just in careers but in all other aspects of life too

Marriage

spouses attempt to have each other as virtually their sole need-filling source; result: overwhelm, conflict, divorce, alimony, anger, abuse

spouses have nearby neighbors/friends as not only social need fillers, but as people who, by choice, share in overall MC childcare responsibilities

heroic individualism is no longer allowed to cripple community and neighborhood connectedness or cause overwhelm, divorce, conflict, anger, abuse

decrease in divorce, conflict, alimony, broken families, anger, abuse; marriages work much better & help restore the nuclear family

decrease in divorce, conflict, alimony, broken families, anger, abuse; marriages work much better & people are happier

Media

TV has little creative, challenging fare, mostly people use it to avoid the risk of relationships & they simply stay isolated indefinitely

MC-related fare shows actual solutions to the social and lifestyle problems of our age, for the first time!

MC movement spreads as everyone asks themselves why they ever let themselves settle for an unnecessarily crippled lifestyle in the first place

they thrill to the increased quality on the airwaves and are surprised that the Left is quite happy with the good character and morals on TV

once they see how both the society’s and individuals’ freedom of being and expression is enhanced by the MC solutions on TV, they celebrate

Mental health

abusers keep abusing because they force secrecy and the abused person’s mind is so filled up with hurt that s/he can barely function or think; normal environments do little to preclude abuse and most contain some form of it (at least emotional), or at least some deprivation

abuse is reported/stopped immediately in the flat-gradient-nurturance5 MCs; emotional and communication deprivation is at a minimum, because of PSB2 use, P.E.T.1 use, flat-gradient nurturance5, & the MC values that have so united the Left and the Right

pseudoscientists who made a bit of progress with understanding brain chemistry and pronounced personality 100% heredity & not related to environment have to finally admit it’s half & half when they see the difference between MC-raised and normal children; many ill people get better in MCs

they’re willing to use authoritarian methods but find them not only unnecessary but inferior to the authoritative methods they’ve learned from the MC movement, so they happily drop them because they didn’t like coercion but had merely thought they needed it

dropping combinations of permissive and authoritarian child-raising strategies in favor of MCs’ authoritative ones has such a good effect on the mental health of their children and themselves that they celebrate; the ending of inherited abuse cycles is considered great

Mobility

families relocate every few years often without the slightest consideration for the community roots they should have evolved (but didn’t)

MCs give people the best possible reason to establish real roots in a community, and because of cottage industry realities, they not only won’t move but won’t need to

community and connectedness is empowered and actualized; people take responsibility for their neighborhoods and learn to love and respect them

no longer having much need for Big Government to come in and find “social engineering” ways to reduce the great pressure for mobility in communities, the Right cheers and says: “See—we told you so”; they were right about less government and more responsibility being better

pollution is reduced from less mobility; community responsibility without Big Government being needed is a real eye-opener; less money spent to “social engineer” communities means more for their MCs

Morals

relativistic liberal moral values so hated by the Right prevail on TV while the Left cringes as the radio talk show demagogues spout their authoritarian pseudowisdom

MC morals come from autonomous beings choosing them rather than being at effect; MC parents exemplify good morals for their children to emulate

at-cause morals rather than at-effect, superego-maintained morals are intrinsic and not violated for expedience, like so many people’s morals are; they are honored

expedience-based, economics-first-and-environment-last conservative values of the Right are traded for environmentally responsible MC ones

expedience-based, relativistic, do-your-own-thing liberal values of the Left are traded for MC ones that center on responsibility for self, family, community, and the world

Neighborhoods

deterministic: there is little connectedness or desire for connectedness with one’s current neighbors as one has nothing in common with them

deterministic neighborhoods traded in for intentional ones composed of people who are computer-matched best friends and who do child care more like it’s been done for thousands of years: cooperatively

the flat-gradient nurturance5 in neighborhood MCs has lots of positive effects, and the personalities of the young are more appropriate for the Third Wave: they’re cooperative, without the addictive (to people and substances) tendencies so many people have today

family values of the MC type are allowing the erosion of the family to be reversed in favor of strong families and neighborhoods with some of the good small-community feel the Right is so nostalgic about

neighborhoods and homes full of alienation and aloneness are replaced by connectedness in a context that promotes individualism and autonomy while preserving and even enhancing ties to community and family

Network vs. neighborhood

First Wave: people worked at home, strong neighborhoods but weak networks; Second Wave: people worked away from home and neighborhoods were weakened; Third Wave: work at home again (at least part time) for millions in cottage industries; communities & neighborhoods are strengthened, mobility decreases, roots are laid, networks prevail socially

as Third Wave neighborhoods strengthen from work-at-home cottage industries, social networks are simultaneously strengthening from faxes, e-mail, beepers, cell telephones and computer networks; MCs, via PSBs2 and MC realities, increase local social networks, but simultaneously increase face-to-face local neighborhood contacts (MC people also network to nonlocal people, especially relatives and those in other MCs)

social network: (compared to neighborhood) less security, less adult guidance of young and therefore worse character traits and values form in peer-guided young, less convenient childcare, lower quality childcare, more pollution and time wasting, children dependent on adults for constant rides rather than learning to be independent; neighborhood: (compared to social network) more convenient and secure and better childcare & better values form in young; but the critical contribution of MCs is that they take dysfunctional relationships, communications and connections in individuals, families, neighborhoods & communities and make them work better

parents can watch over their children better in cottage industries at home than daycare centers can, but only in an MC context; children constantly being shooed away as parents try to get work done is not childcare; in MCs there are scheduled caretakers so giving attention to children is expected, and not a burden

children get better care in MCs than in daycare centers, home care, mother-only care, or MC-less cottage industries

Optimism

the SAs4 can hope for a good economic future but the majority of Americans can expect a falling living standard; this will lead to escalating violence; family and individual happiness—because of needlessly dysfunctional lifestyles—is stunted or missing; pessimism prevails

MCs not only increase the number of employed and SAs4 in the population, along with the standard of living, they also reverse the polarization and violence and allow both families and individuals to experience greater happiness and fulfillment

the innovators (a social marketing term) are the first to start up MCs; once they report high life quality increases, various other population segments follow in sequence; then other Western countries follow, and finally MCs are tried by non-Western countries that have been anti-American for so long because of the low morals depicted in Western media AND because of ongoing US interference

the economic boom and the increase in SAs4 are welcomed; the greater harmony between the Left and the Right is seen as social evolution towards a less dangerous and less polarized country and world

transcendence toward a world in which self-actualization & autonomy are becoming the rule and not the exception, along with reduced polarization and violence, and more happiness and satisfaction and ecofriendliness

Overpopulation

Overpopulation causes many of Earth's other problems—it's a major contributor to war and environmental destruction
Overpopulation causes many of Earth's other problems—it's a major contributor to war and environmental destruction


irresponsible childbearing by people too young, too poor, and too uninformed to be able to give children a decent chance at a fulfilling life

MC life quality makes USA’s, and eventually the world’s, people cease to multiply so irresponsibly; like China, they use sanctions or other means to control population growth

countries begin to understand that if the needed social resources aren’t there to furnish good nurturing for the young, then it’s immoral to breed children just to use for “taking care of” adults; there’s no more need to breed to have children to live through (because of empty lives)

even though some of the Right doesn’t believe in abortions, all but the most radical go along with birth control that is clearly needed to prevent plagues, wars & starvation; the decrease in the abortion rate thrills the Right

even though some of the Left continues to use abortion as a result of being irresponsible in the area of birth control, progressive MCs act responsibly in this area; the environment and individual lives both profit from slowing population growth

Parenting effectiveness

P.E.T.1 is in use in only a quarter million families but it should be in use in ALL families; all MC families will use P.E.T.1 methods; most parents’ effectiveness is very limited even though the knowledge for being highly effective has been available since the 1970s

use P.E.T.1 and similar parenting strategies to empower people via the use of authoritative methods, active listening, successful conflict-resolution methods, I-statements, win-win strategies

responsible, respectful, cooperative children are the result—these children know how to express their feelings rather than just act them out, and they act in win-win ways to increase family cooperation and happiness; high quality power (knowledge) is used, not lower quality power (money for bribing good behavior, threats/violence)

they’re willing to use authoritarian methods but find them not only unnecessary but inferior to the authoritative methods they’ve learned from the MC movement, so they happily drop them because they didn’t like coercion but had merely thought they needed it

dropping the combination of permissive and authoritarian child-raising strategies in favor of MCs’ authoritative ones has such a good effect on the mental health of their children and themselves that they celebrate; the ending of inherited abuse cycles is considered great

Peace corporation evolution

much money spent on war and weapons; little money spent on peace and its tools

money is pulled from the unneeded defense areas & used to pay peace companies

peace companies of various types spring up all over as a new industry; more peace ensues

war corporations don’t do as much good for the economy as peace companies

there’s a new surge of peace efforts around the world; many of the Left want to work in the peace companies

Polarization

the SAs4 can hope for a good economic future but the majority of Americans can expect a falling living standard; this is polarizing the have and have-not segments; Culture Wars continue heating up as worldviews and values clash

MCs give a common denominator of good values and examples to emulate to all segments of the Culture Wars and to both Haves and Have-nots; MC movement is the transcendent dialectical synthesis of the thesis and antithesis of each aspect of the Culture War

depolarize the USA first and other polarized countries second and any remaining issues can be arbitrated via peace corporations and P.E.T.1-type conflict resolution; the country begins to pull together to both cooperate with and compete with the rest of the world

the Haves of the Right are mostly SAs4 polarized from the Have-nots of the Right; when MCs empower Have-nots to gain Third Wave skills, polarization decreases and therefore so does violence, fear, and crime

the Haves of the Left are mostly SAs4 polarized from the Have-nots of the Left; when MCs empower Have-nots to gain Third Wave skills, polarization decreases and therefore so does violence, fear, and crime

Politics

politics is hopelessly deadlocked and polarized between those who are trying to restore the past and those who are trying to create a viable Third Wave future; special interests rule; neither major party is Third Wave oriented at present

grassroots pressures from the MC movement force politicians to be future oriented and reduce the debt and balance the budget; then they have to modify our Second Wave constitution and regulations and election process; they are made to see the people themselves as the most important “special interest”

once politics are modified to once more become part of the solution rather than part of the problem, Third Wave structures, regulations and processes can kick in and help the MC movement restore the country’s values to greatness and communities to viability

no longer having much need for Big Government to come in and “social engineer” communities, the Right cheers and says: “See—we told you so”; they were right about this aspect of the good old days being better; MONEY isn’t what “fixes” communities—only becoming a viable human community can fix that—and, of course, that’s what MCs fix

they welcome Third Wave politics because they were sick of social policy—especially that which relates to the environment—being stuck in the Culture War stalemate in Washington


Powershift from force and wealth to knowledge (the key raw material for wealth creation and the highest quality power [lower quality power comes from wealth and force])

various areas of the world are in various Waves simultaneously, which can’t help but produce instability, inequities and hard feelings; knowledge (and therefore power) is grossly maldistributed & global interest groups are getting more dangerous by the second; Second Wave institutional obsolescence & social instability & alienation all add up to future shock & erosion of family & community

social power is exercised as well as bestowed on others when needs are filled—the best nurtured people are usually the most highly em-powered people; using MC lifestyle knowledge, MCs distribute nurturing very generously and, as a result, extraordinary individual, social and community power evolves; this is the easiest and most likely way of keeping the factions involved in the ongoing powershift benevolent and peaceful

MC knowledge & participation gives people the power to become Third Wave winners whose personal, family, social, and community effectiveness and humanness dovetail with their important social role as examples to emulate that epitomizes being part of the solution rather than part of the problem; MC’s powershifted parenting is authoritative (knowledge), not authoritarian (coercion) or permissive (money/things are used to bribe good behavior)

a very high concentration of lower quality social power (authoritarian parenting, steep-gradient nurturance5, & bureaucracies) had always seemed needed, but MCs proved this unnecessary and unproductive; conservatives are thrilled when MC knowledge and practice leads to a higher degree of wealth production and family/personal responsibility in all classes—even the underclass (this, happily, leads to cuts in welfare and unemployment)

in social marketing terminology, the first MC people are the innovators that others follow once MC viability is established; when the great changes in autonomy and self-actualization are seen, progressives see the MC movement as a godsend; as the underclass’s innovators adopt MC lifestyles and become productive and less disaffected, most welfare is eventually not needed or wanted—empowering MC formation is cheaper and more effective than any social program ever was

Psychology

although slowly evolving toward a systems perspective, it still tends to make people dependent and feel like victims, and it still isn’t very resourceful in the area of prevention

because MC nurturing and communication standards and practices are so high and leave no room for normal abuse cycles, psychologists concentrate on non-MC people, often recommending MC life so therapy in offices isn’t reversed in patients’ environment, which is normal outside of MCs

after MCs have a two- or three- year track record and there is clear evidence of the amazing effects of MC lifestyles, the psychologists will be able to endorse them as the best possible preventative for dysfunctionality

family values of the MC type are allowing the erosion of the family to be reversed in favor of strong families and neighborhoods with some of the good small- community feel the Right is so nostalgic about; the Right is just thrilled to see MCs prevent the need for shrinks and social work “intervention” because of the extreme viability of families and communities

neighborhoods and homes full of alienation and aloneness are replaced by connectedness in a context that promotes individualism and autonomy while preserving and even enhancing ties to community and family; the Left has always had great faith in intervention & therapeutic ideals, but prefers MCs since they preclude the need for therapy

Quality of childcare

haphazard and inconsistent care (and, not infrequently, bad care) can be found nearly everywhere, whether one looks into day care, home care, baby sitters, nannies, or the mother-at-home care characterized by steep-gradient nurturance5 and mindlessly glorified by extreme conservatives—who would be shocked by the actual mother-care facts —e.g., the most dangerous place for a young child is home with its mother

flat-gradient nurturance5 is the method of choice (as it has been for humans for thousands of years—the recent steep-gradient nurturance5 experiment of Second Wave families has been a miserable failure, and an enormous array of symptoms testifies to this); the advantages of flat over steep gradient are championed by hundreds of writers, shrinks, sociologists, etc.

nurturing quality goes way up; addiction to people and things vanishes; women are no longer put down for ambition; childcare fears vanish; abuse and neglect are precluded; abuse cycle is broken once and for all; the use of lower quality power (threats and force, bribing good behavior with money and things) is replaced with high quality power (knowledge); the care quality is powershifted

intense support for good family values (especially nuclear), morals, and community; children no longer suffer from mothers’ careers; children are no longer in strangers’ hands in childcare but in the hands of their parents and people like their parents who their parents like

children get their potential actualized; lifestyles are more convenient and effective; women’s life choices are finally supported; abuse and addictive personalities vanish

Relationships

steep-gradient nurturance5-generated addictedness is the deficiency-cognition6-based result of normal relationships; needs distort both perception and response; and the media mercilessly colludes with addiction-type relationships & steep-gradient nurturance5 and insures that few will escape the co-dependence bonds of addiction-type relationships; generally, if a person does elude this dysfunction, it’s because s/he’s disconnected from others—i.e., alienated

connectedness is strong and vital, but not the possessive or enmeshing (like normal) type of connection where people attempt to fill their emptiness with another’s self; MC people have healthier relationships, in which each person is a complete entity on his/her own & his/her relationships are not a result of dependence (except younger children) but of choices made by independent beings who are perceiving and relating from being-cognition6

relationships empower self-actualization & the autonomy that goes with it so people grow & evolve in the way that humans were meant to but that—sadly—so few actually do; the fact that the change to MC lifestyles can give people’s lives and communities such a boost becomes an example to emulate for various classes, ages, and segments of the Culture War in the USA, and, eventually, in other countries as well

the context for all MC relationships includes great support for all healthy family/moral values as well as community responsibility values; parents get respect from children and adults develop respectful honest relationships as well instead of co-dependent relationships

the context for all MC relationships includes great support for all personal growth values

Responsibility

responsibility is not part of the character of most of the young being raised today in so-called “advanced” cultures; when people have it, they stand out from others and businesses find that these are the 10% of workers who get most of the work done and accomplish what is most vital

responsibility is the most important trait MCs empower in their people; the P.E.T.1 style (authoritative) of parenting, the New Paradigm3 values, and the flat-gradient nurturance5 MCs utilize best explain why the responsibility trait is instilled so strongly

responsible people in MCs become successful, useful, well-liked, and more compassionate than others, but, what’s more, they are more emulated than others; they are the most valuable types of friends or employees to have

the conservative dream of responsible, respectful children comes true; less litigation as people feel responsible and less like victims

MC people’s strong propensity for being responsible comes from neither other-directed7 following of the crowd nor inner-directed7 striving to please the superego-based values instilled in them when young, but from self-selected values from their autonomous7 selves

Rich-poor gap

the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer (both in this country and in the world) because only the powershifted Third Wave knowledge workers are positioned to take advantage of the changing world; knowledge work simply has more value than other types of work

SAs4 won’t secede from the rest of us and retreat to armed enclaves in a neofeudalistic fervor—the current trend—since the MC movement reduces rampant polarization and alienation, and reverses the declining productivity in the have-not sector

MCs, even in have-not areas, raise lifestyle standards—and MC nurturing standards combine with P.E.T.1 parenting and PSB 2-enhanced communication standards to empower new realities of self-respect, ambition, and responsibility; many people formerly destined for crime or burger flipping manifest their newly found self-esteem by improving their lot and the lot of their families—and they won’t need handouts anymore: the MCs empower these people

there’s a significant reduction of crime, alienation, social erosion, polarization, disaffectedness, irresponsibility, culture clash, litigation & being disconnected; the wealthy like that the other classes are getting the entrepreneurial spirit and making more money, since the rich-poor gap is a danger to SAs4 in and out of the armed enclaves, and the MC movement helps close the gap

once the MC movement starts having the effect the Left had always hoped (in vain) that their Big Government social engineering programs would have, they begin to realize that communities, families and individuals evolving in a healthy manner isn’t about how you manipulate them and give them money & “therapy” to make up for their lack of community and connectedness, but how you empower them to create workable lives, families and communities

Security

polarization and other Culture War symptoms prevail nationally, while internationally, displaced, oppressed, angry people— with access to TVs that show them how the rich live—are thinking the formerly unthinkable: that they want a piece of the pie too, and they’re studying ways to accomplish this (and many of these ways involve violence, extortion, and threats)

support of peace corporations as well as helping to empower MC formation in all countries where it’s possible are ways the MC movement will help create international peace; the MC solution is the transcendent dialectical synthesis of the theses and antitheses of the two sides of almost all Culture War issues, and it’s the essence of win-win

armed enclaves may be a temporary necessity in this neofeudalistic country, but when our nation has the MC movement as its first all-win unifying force, the polarization reverses and people feel like a nation with a goal and purpose ; they feel again like they’re all working together—like one big, diversified, happy family

underclass, lower class, middle class, & upper class criminally-minded people all have in common ethical, moral, self-esteem, respect, & responsibility problems that stem from authoritarian & permissive upbringing, abuse, isolated steep-gradient nurturance5, and parenting errors gotten from blindly using their parents’ methods; MCs reverse the criminality and irresponsibility trends as MC people get increasingly entrepreneurial and productive

the government was getting more and more arrogant in its attempt to deal with the criminal classes, and they were not above decreasing rights as they increased government power to fight crime & drugs; Louisiana’s search and seize laws of the early 90s where highway cops can rob motorists of money and possessions if they merely suspect them of anything, Waco, and Ruby Ridge are cases in point; MCs reduce the need for government curtailing of rights because more people are law abiding

Self-esteem

this is a key factor in whether a person learns to love and respect self and/or others; a vast array of normal parenting errors and misguided media conditioning makes this fairly unlikely in normal people

self-esteem is nearly guaranteed for people who follow the guidelines of MC lifestyle standards; the most vital areas of concern are nurturance, parenting, communication, conflict resolution, and examples to emulate

self-esteem, engendered in MC people, is the prerequisite for being able to love/respect self or other, for happiness, for empathy, & for true human understanding; MC self-esteem launches a reversal of alienation, apathy, anger, disaffectedness, & lack of social connectedness

authoritarian parenting often prevents real self-esteem, but when the Right finds that MC lifestyles eliminate the need for their authoritarian strategies at the same time they give them responsible, respectful children, they are thrilled

permissive parenting often prevents real self-esteem, but when the Left finds that MC lifestyles eliminate the need for their permissive strategies at the same time they give them responsible, respectful children, they are thrilled

Sociology

the nation’s polarization and Culture Wars manifest in academia as well as in society at large; many use their science jobs to publish position papers that “prove” whatever ideas are key to their personal agendas; some join the think tanks of their factions; what is so sad is that many are in a position to advance human knowledge but instead push divisive agendas that become part of the problem, not part of the solution

MC sociological tenets have been empirically verified for anywhere from decades to millennia; flat-gradient nurturance5 has worked better than any other way (whether or not nuclear families were part of the arrangement, and whether in modern or in ancient times) since the evolution of Homo sapiens; P.E.T.’s1 active listening, win-win conflict resolution and authoritative parenting (whether or not they were specifically connected to P.E.T.1) have been validated for decades & in many contexts; community empowering through neighborhood empowering has been validated for decades, etc.

academia begins to be a cultural unifying force, not merely a breeding and recruitment ground for special- interest think tanks and/or publishers

The Closing of the American Mind is the Right’s denial that progress in academia is anything more than a liberal curse; it shouldn’t have been that hard to see that a synthesis rather than a one-sided polemic would have had more social value; how can we succeed as Third Wave SAs4 if our education is Second Wave?; the MC movement provides the unifying context wherein sociological treatises can use insightful synthesis to bring the two sides of the Culture War together for a constructive reconciliation, sort of like the proposed peace corporations of Alvin and Heidi Toffler’s War and Anti-War

The Way We Never Were is the Left’s denial of the Right’s comforting vision of nostalgia; it should have been easy enough to see that the great family & community & character values of the past that the Right wants to preserve are not just valuable—they’re vital, so, again, a synthesis would have had more social value; the MC movement provides the unifying context wherein sociological treatises can use insightful synthesis to bring the two sides of the Culture War together for a constructive reconciliation, sort of like the proposed peace corporations of Alvin and Heidi Toffler’s War and Anti-War

Spirituality

the Right wants it orthodox, but the Left wants it New Age (Duane Elgin’s Awakening Earth), awe-of-science (e.g., most works by the late Carl Sagan), or atheist humanist (several works by Isaac Asimov) and neither side can hear much of anything that the other side has to say

the MC movement once again provides a context for unity & reconciliation; the two sides needn’t change their polarized belief systems—they need only alter a few attitudes & actions: instead of confrontation and dispute, the new focus, because of the MC movement, is creating loving human connections that nurture and empower, first, in one’s MC, second, in one’s community, and third, in one’s world (close encounters of the first, second, and third kind)

MCs supply the unity & reconciliation movement with examples to emulate as they aid (in their neighborhoods, towns, nations, and world) others in the formation of MCs; the oneness experienced by all involved obviously evokes spirituality and it won’t matter who the New Agers are and who the fundamentalists are—what counts is how the world evolves away from low quality power (force/threats) to high quality power (knowledge/love)

the liberals that are in MCs are behaving in moral, responsible ways even if their beliefs are weird

the conservatives that are in MCs are behaving in more humanly compassionate and environmentally responsible ways even if their beliefs are weird

Terrorism

the First, Second and Third Wave cultures around the world are clashing and the rich are using the “wall-ourselves-off-from-the-dangerous-poor” strategy to avoid confrontation; but because of the worldwide media connections making the world into a global village, the poor see inequities they used to be blind to and they have dangerous knowledge with regards to weapons of mass destruction (chemical, nuclear, biological); all logic dictates that terrorism will be a big part of our world’s future

with progressive and fundamentalist forces vying for strategic and idealistic dominance, MCs avoid “who is right” discussions and opt instead for “who acts right” concerns; they let the progressives know they’re for progress but also sympathize with the fundamentalist preoccupation with the way the West is corrupting the world morally via its media and corrupting the environment via its corporations; MC people get MC formation to be the unifying force; (see international relations, above)

MC-raised people never become terrorists; people raised with lower quality power (force, threats, bribes) contain a lot of anger and do not feel one with humanity and therefore make good recruits to join violent factions; MC people, whose upbringings are based upon real nurturing knowledge instead of merely inherited parenting errors, have been powershifted into higher quality, Third Wave, New Paradigm3 environments, and, even if they have fundamentalist beliefs, those that are about violence, sexism & authoritarian power evolve into more benign ones in time

MCs help to reduce terrorism and violence in this world and create a unifying context conceptually and spiritually that makes everyone much safer

MCs help to reduce terrorism and violence in this world and create a unifying context conceptually and spiritually that makes everyone much safer

Time wasted driving

people find the need to drive for nearly everything they do, and every year the world gets more polluted, but, what’s more, much of people’s valuable time gets wasted with the constant driving

MC people agree with the nostalgic conservatives who miss the way social and family functions were once locally concentrated—it made for healthier families and communities; the belief that society cannot operate this way anymore is simply wrong

MCs preclude much of the need for daycare services & the driving that it takes to get to them; they also eliminate much of the need to drive to friends; they also revitalize the carpool movement since people enjoy riding with friends but dislike riding with strangers; all of the above reduces driving significantly

less environmental pollution due to all the constant driving; more time for making money, being civically responsible, and attending churches

less environmental pollution due to all the constant driving; more time for self-actualization and self-expression; more time for friends

Traffic congestion

time is being wasted and air is being polluted more and more as commute times lengthen in our mobility-obsessed society; traffic congestion also produces stress and stress-related diseases

MC people require no car usage for childcare or meeting with friends

MCs free up lots of driving time and decrease the need for so much pollution to occur because of driving

MCs give people more time for life and they reduce the amount of air pollution and stress in the lives of not just their members, but their society

MCs give people more time for life and they reduce the amount of air pollution and stress in the lives of not just their members, but their society

Worldview

a combination of Old Paradigm3 and New Paradigm3 worldviews compete for dominance; the New Paradigm3 Third Wave view must prevail for the planet to survive

MCs invite their members to live the powershifted lifestyle of high quality power (knowledge) and high quality relationships that are an effect of utilizing the highest quality knowledge (power) available in one’s relationships

MC’s higher quality lifestyles and relationships serve as examples to emulate so that the adoption of New Paradigm3 Third Wave values is an easy, win-win transition to make

win-lose, authoritarian, low-quality-power lives and values are traded in for win-win, authoritative, high-quality-power lives and values

win-lose, permissive, low-quality-power lives and values are traded in for win-win, authoritative, high-quality-power lives and values


FOOTNOTES

*MC = microcommunity (see What Is An MC?)

1 P.E.T. = Parent Effectiveness Training (see Thomas Gordon’s Parent Effectiveness Training)

2 PSB = Personal Status Board (see MC Handbook, or see the last paragraph of How Are MCs Different From Other Lifestyles?)

3 New Paradigm = the Third Wave ecological-holistic paradigm as opposed to the Second Wave mechanistic-reductionistic Old Paradigm (see Fritjov Capra’s The Turning Point)

4 SA = Symbolic Analysts—the knowledge workers (see Robert Reich’s The Work of Nations)

5 steep-gradient nurturance = mostly-mother care (see the gradient of nurturance life area, above, or Philip Slater’s Earthwalk)

6 deficiency cognition = perceiving from a context of needfulness and therefore distorting the realities perceived; this is the normal way of perceiving; the optimal way is being cognition, where one perceives from a context of being, without need, and with minimal distortion—one is being with another entity and thereby perceives its essence (see Abraham Maslow’s Toward a Psychology of Being)

7 other-directed, inner-directed and autonomous mean peer-value-guided, superego-guided, and inner-self-guided, respectively (they originated in David Riesman’s The Lonely Crowd)