Highest Good Society
Highest Good society is a social construct for cooperation, collaboration, and positive global change. The foundations of this are both social and emotional and this page links to the open source components most important to establishing this. The sections of this page are:
- Related Pages
- What is a Highest Good Society
- Why a Highest Good Society
- Ways to contribute
- The Highest Good Society Open Source Portal (Collaborative resource and information hub)
- Additional Highest Good Society Details
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WHAT IS A HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY
One Community’s definition of Highest Good society is the combination of all of the elements we consider foundational to supporting people living for The Highest Good of All. It is a social architecture built on three things: helping each other and others, fulfilled living and emotional sustainability, and making a difference in the world by setting an example. Its purpose is forward global movement of self-propagating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities by specifically catering to the 6-foundational emotional needs with duplicable components that address the foundations of education, social injustice and inequality, crime, economics and poverty, discrimination, emotional health, and happiness.
WHY A HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY
We think philanthropy and humanitarianism for purely altruistic reasons isn’t working sufficiently. Our approach to addressing this is creating a social model that provides specific benefits most people want while simultaneously and comprehensively addressing the most pressing problems humanity is currently struggling with. By coupling solutions to these problems with what most people will consider a significantly better way of living, we create a model that pinpoints the very roots of our socio-economic challenges while teaching others how to address these challenges too. In this way, Highest Good society provides the global value and individual value necessary to build the wide-spread mainstream support (including financial involvement) capable of positive and permanent transformation on a global scale.
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY OPEN SOURCE PORTAL
Highest Good society is a comprehensive approach to living and creating for The Highest Good of All. Open source and free-sharing the components of Highest Good society is purposed to provide what is necessary for people to create a more fulfilling, enriching, and fun way of living that helps them while they help others. We see this as essential for spreading self-sufficient and self-propagating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities to be built around the world. The initial Highest Good society areas One Community is focused on open source sharing include:
ADDITIONAL HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY DETAILS
Highest Good society is at its core a model for showing people how to live happier, more abundant, and more positively impactful lives through cooperation and collaboration. One Community is open source project launch-blueprinting all elements of the Highest Good society model for individual implementation while demonstrating how combining them together will:
- Lower individual and group costs
- Reduce waste in all areas of living
- Provide more recreating and free-time
- Provide a learning and growth environment for all ages
- Provide more access to recreation and relaxation activities
- Provide more access to technology and other tangible resources
- Specifically fulfills all six of people’s foundational emotional needs
Maintaining the success and function of all of these elements will be made possible through a community contribution model. Specifically, 35 weekly hours for each person is dedicated to everything that keeps One Community functioning and fulfilling our global change methodology and 5 hours for each person is contributed to support hosting social contribution to an architecture of enriching personal growth, recreation, and interaction. Participation in hosting and attending these events is optional and people can instead choose to contribute their 5 “social hosting hours” as regular community contribution if that is their preference.
STRUCTURING SOCIAL CONTRIBUTION
Because Highest Good society is about living and sharing happier, more abundant, and more positively impactful lives through cooperation and collaboration, the element of Highest Good society that is a social architecture of enriching personal growth, recreation, and socialization is structured around participation. For a hosted event to qualify as social contribution, it will be available to the entire community (and the public once we are hosting) with at least 5% of the community (or visitors) expressing interest and committed to participate. If less than 5% of participation for 2 events in any one period of monitoring is achieved, the activity ceases to be an option and is replaced by something different. Events times are organized by the host with the structure of the model requiring participation for continued event existence, keeping both the host and the participants accountable for the maintenance of activities.
Hosted activities that count as social contribution include: classes of any kind, exercise, meditation, spiritual or any other open gathering, reading groups, game groups, music and entertainment of any kind, and anything else open to the participation of the entire community with 5% or more people consistently involved.
Participation in all aspects of the social model is voluntary and ideas for new activities, changes to activities, and the social structure as a whole are discussed and evolved through the consensus process. Activities are posted so everyone knows what is available and sign-in sheets are used to monitor attendance. Changes are made by the host and any activity that has been removed from the schedule due to non-participation can be re-added with a commitment of at least 10% of the community to participate. If a social activity is cancelled due to non-attendance, the host either gathers support and hosts a new activity or uses the available hours to help where it is needed in the community. The same applies if a person chooses not to contribute to hosting classes for the social contribution structure – unused hours are filled with other community contribution aspects of the individual’s choosing.
Highest Good society is a model for cooperative and collaborative living for The Highest Good of All. It addresses the very roots of our species’ socio-economic challenges while teaching others how to address these challenges too. By coupling solutions to global problems with what most people will consider a significantly better way of living, we create the necessary global value and individual value needed to build the wide-spread mainstream support (including financial involvement) capable of positive and permanent transformation on a global scale.
FREQUENTLY ANSWERED QUESTIONS
Q: Is this a religious or spiritual philosophy?
No, it is a non-ideological approach to cooperative and collaborative living. One Community’s spiritual philosophy is also non-denominational and non-ideological. (click here to read about it)
Q: Do you consider this concept of Highest Good society as the best or only way to live?
No, our philosophy for The Highest Good of All is non-ideological and this applies to Highest Good society also. We are offering this structure and its components as an option for those who’d like to increase cooperation and collaboration in their lives in a way that benefits others too. The Highest Good society model is foundational to our organization and our global transformation approach because we believe the specific individual benefits Highest Good society provides will encourage application and implementation into the self-replicating teacher/demonstration community, village, and city model. How others choose to use any and all components of One Community, however, is the choice of those individuals and groups.
Q: I want to join One Community but I don’t agree with some of the outlined concepts of your Highest Good society approach. What does this mean for me?
We understand that preferred living models and structures will differ greatly between different people and values systems. For this reason, we strive for transparency in all policies and/or procedures that we believe may affect a person’s decision to join One Community so that only people who truly feel One Community is a good fit for them will choose to join us.
Consider joining us as a Satellite Member (click here for the Invitation Form), consultant or partner (click here for the Consultant’s/Partner’s Page), and/or just follow our progress. We expect other communities will follow (we’re open source, you could start one!) with different views on these issues and we will happily be promoting their success also if they are part of the open source and free-sharing network of teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities that we are helping to create. Here are the best ways to follow our progress:
Also, the point of One Community is to build living blueprints open source so everyone can then use them for duplication. If you feel like you’d like to see a different version of One Community, we invite you to embrace the task of working with us and using everything we’ve already created to form another iteration of this idea, with a new set of rules, and attract to this idea the people who share your values and thus like your rule sets. In so doing, providing another for The Highest Good of All option with potentially a totally different approach.
Q: Does the “5% of the community (or visitors)” mean social architecture minimum participation needs will fluctuate with the number of visitors?
No, the 5% is based on the number of permanent residents only. If visitor participation plus One Community member combined equals 5% of the permanent population, then the activity will count as social contribution.