"rules" and self-organization

Ralph Copleman rcopleman at comcast.net
Wed May 30 07:24:41 PDT 2007

On 5/30/07 10:15 AM, "HHBishop at aol.com" <HHBishop at aol.com> wrote:

> I think it would be interesting to find out if there's a link between age and
> range of experiences, and the way people would react to the room with chairs
> in a circle and a theme on the wall.   I'm guessing that young adults would
> react differently from people in their middle years, and from people nearing
> the end of a career.   Part of the story, I think, links to the experiences of
> people in the room, and how they acquired those experiences.
> Facilitator/storytellers also embody things in terms of gender,
> race/ethnicity, language(s) used, age, abilities, class, all those interesting
> things that relate to the worldview of the people who respond to an
> invitation.   Previous experiences with processes like Open Space would
> matter, too.
> Helen Bishop
> Etowah, NC USA
Yes, it would be interesting, from the point of human culture and
psychology, but if self-organization is real, it ultimately wouldn¹t make
any difference.  Or am I thinking too literally?


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