Here are a few of our favorite Big Ideas + Other Cool Stuff from Week 4 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 4!
Big Idea #1: Everybody Can Do It
Bucky was fond of saying, "I'm just a normal human being. Whatever I can do, anybody can do better."
He truly believed that everyone has unlimited potential within them, and that if they commited themselves they could create great things.
For that reason, in his talks he aimed to "plant seeds" in people. He would think out loud and discuss many ideas with the rationale that the more seeds he planted, the more likely one was to sprout and help someone create something great.
It's quite clear that he was successful: if you go in almost any company today, you can find some trace of Bucky's work.
Although his work wasn't fully appreciated during his lifetime, he has left a legacy that's greatly benefited the course of humanity in many ways.
Big Idea #2: Cosmic Fishing
Bucky always walked around with a pen and a piece of paper, as he was constantly "cosmic fishing". This means that he was always looking for new ideas and wanted to make sure he captured them.
Although he said that if the fish was big enough it would come back, he always tried his best to write down ideas as they came.
Every August, he would spend a full month on a retreat with his family, and while it was a vacation of sorts, he was always looking "cosmic fishing". During that retreat, he would capture his insights so he could bring them back with him to his office.
Whatever field you're in, always try to capture your ideas as they strike- it's what all all great geniuses do.
Big Idea #3: Love is Metaphysical Gravity
Bucky was truly a lover and he talked about love a lot.
He believed that "Love is everywhere, it's like the glue that holds everything together." He saw it as an invisible force that affects us in every moment, whether we're aware of it or not.
He was always grateful about his life and he chose to love others unconditionally.
When he was around people, he was very present, loving and curious... almost like a child.
John Denver even wrote a song about him, which said that:
"What one man can do is dream
What one man can do is love
What one man can do is change the world"
And dream, love and change the world he did indeed... :)
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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.