Here are a few of our favorite Big Ideas + Other Cool Stuff from Week 1 of Steven Sieden's 4-week course, Living Buckminster Fuller’s Vision of Abundance & Success: Applying Fuller’s Wisdom, Solutions & Strategies To Your Life
Steven Sieden has been a student of and advocate for Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller since 1981. Steven has continued to study and apply Fuller’s wisdom to his own life while writing and lecturing on the lessons we can all learn from Fuller.
During this program, you will see how Fuller was able to do so much in one lifetime. We will use Steven Sieden’s new book A Fuller View, Buckminster Fuller’s Vision of Hope and Abundance for All as a guide to this extremely complex and insightful exploration. This initial series will focus on Chapter 1 of A Fuller View - “View, Universal Perspective.”
Here are a few of our favorite Big Ideas from Week 2!
Big Idea #1: Live in Integrity
One of the core principles of Bucky's life philosophy, and the last thing he said before dying, is that we should live in integrity with our highest values.
In order to do this, it's essential to establish what your core values are.
What really matters to you?
A great way to really ground yourself in your core value is to create your own personal mission statement.
It should emcompass all that you stand for, and it should be big enough and broad enough that you’ll never achieve it.
From there, whenever you're facing a tough choice or an ethical dilemma, you can refer back to your mission statement and the answer will become clear.
That's what Bucky did!
His mission statement was to work to the benefit of the most people with the least amount of effort.
Big Idea #2: Shifting the Paradigm
In 1976, a very significant paradigm shift occured in the world. That year people started to realize that we're all in this together: we all succeed, or none of us succeed.
We realized that you can be the wealthiest person on the planet but if you have no clean air to breathe, you’re toast.
This shift in paradigm made people reconsider their values, and how they could live in integrity with these new mental models.
From a world based on competition we started shifting to a world of cooperation, and the conversation started going from "me" to "we".
Bucky very much believed in this way of thinking, as examplified by his commitment to work in service of Universe.
Big Idea #3: What Humans Need to Survive
As Bucky stated many years ago, "whether humanity is to continue and comprehensively prosper on Spaceship Earth depnds entirley on the integrity of the human individuals and not on the politcial and economical system."
Even though there was a shift in the 1970's, we went through another individualistic period after and now it is time to start cooperating again.
As the level of consciousness around the world is rising, we are feeling this shift happening but it is imperative that it continue to do so for the human race to survive.
Right now, it can be said that humans are kinda like the cancer on the planet- we’re the ones that are causing all these problems.
Not only do we need to start acting in integrity with our highest values, we also need to operate in integrity with nature. We need to invest more in livingry, not in weaponry.
Ultimately, we can demand something of the people who are in charge, or we can do it individually!
My friend, as Ghandi once said, "be the change you want to see in the world."
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Steven Sieden has been a student of and advocate for Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller since 1981. Steven has continued to study and apply Fuller’s wisdom to his own life while writing and lecturing on the lessons we can all learn from Fuller. For more information go to www.BuckyFullerNow.com or www.BuckminsterFullerNow.com.