Nov 25, 17 / Sag 21, 01 12:15 UTC
Creating a new and unique culture (it would need to be done quickly as close to the birth of the society as possible. ¶
Hi, I'm new here so, I hope this hasn't been discussed a thousand times and I didn't see it reading through but I think one of the most interesting and important aspects of this community, is its culture. There will be a short window to try to implement what we want in culture before it forms its habits and repetitive actions create culture on its own. I'd rather not leave something so important to chance. Something we can instill in the fabric of everyday transactions, communications, and any interaction. While we have the opportunity, we create our own culture. One that rewards respectable behavior. One that respects the Artist as much as the scientist. For example (and this is an idea from a book about colonizing Mars called Green Mars) if two people are making a trade or a deal or any exchange of one thing for another, the person who gets the most respect is the one who comes out with a slight loss. If this could become part of our culture, it would weed out the greedy people who always end up on top because they win deals (lots of times by screwing people over). This would insert morality into business, which it is currently lacking. The saying business people use that make things like greed, lying, and cheating ok is "Business is Business" or "Nothing Personal, Just Business." I'd like to do away with that mentality and we have the opportunity to come up with ideas we all live by. In this example, the people you want to do business are the ones who always lose by a small margin. It shows that business is honorable. This is just one example of a huge topic that I hope is being addressed and I hope when that what we decide to strive for in our Culture are things that honor the best of what humans are capable of. Love, generosity, philosophy, honor, rewarding those who are most respected in our communities. I'd like to see something new for religion in this new culture. A respect for every individual believe and a belief that everybodies opinion, what they believe, is as true as theirs (relativity can prove that right? lol) Like I said, I'm new, this is the first day I've looked around and I'm still trying to figure everything out so...please let me know if this is something that's all been hashed out or if ....I have no idea what I'm doing maybe point me in the right direction lol?
Thanks for your time,
Rob Lonsdale (Rob 7 - can I change that?)