We believe even a small group of people cooperating, collaborating, and committing to holding each other accountable to planning and acting on what is in the best interest of everyone has the potential to transform the world. Everything humanity does can be approached with this stewardship mindset and moving forward with what will have the most positive and proactive impact for each other, all people, and the planet. One Community calls this living and creating for The Highest Good of All™ and it is our highest value and foundation of our operations and decision making process.
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We believe the idea of setting aside our differences to work towards positive transformation of all life on Earth should be seen as non-controversial, non-political, and simply being common sense. More specifically, when One Community uses the term ‘Highest Good of All’ we mean:
We practice a non-dogmatic approach because we understand and appreciate that people have different views and philosophies and we know our way may not be the best way for everyone. Understanding this, we humbly follow the way we have currently found that seems to best support the happiness and wellness of humanity, creates prosperity for everyone in all demographics, and is also harmoniously regenerative and sustainable for the planet.
In decision making at One Community, the idea of “Highest Good of All” is applied by asking ourselves the following three key questions:
* To ensure we are always aligned with our purpose, values, and mission, One Community uses the values as defined by our organization as the compass for all our decision making; we then factor in the diversity of individual perspectives and experiences. We highly recommend this approach because it saves us hundreds, if not thousands, of hours of collaborative decision making time. If you are considering our model as a template for your own creation, we highly recommend you apply this approach too and use, adapt, or completely change the values we’ve presented so you too can create a clear guidance system that aligns with your own organizational/group/individual needs.
We believe The Highest Good of All approach creates a win for us and for humanity no matter what. In a best-case scenario, we believe that enough people doing their best to demonstrate the Highest Good of All approach has the potential to help us reach the global “tipping point” necessary to achieve a new Golden Age of unity for humanity. In a worst-case scenario, we believe that even with just the members and partners of One Community doing our best to lead and demonstrate a clear intent of creating and living for The Highest Good of All, we will contribute positively to the forward movement of individuals we impact, and to the planet in all ways.
As we continue open source project-launch blueprinting One Community, build it, and problem solve and evolve all its different aspects, we are specifically focusing on open source and free-sharing the Highest Good of All stewardship approach as part of our foundation. Our goal is to develop ideas related to these philosophies and help people incorporate as many of them as they desire into their own self-sufficient teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities so we can all work together on advanced research, development, collaboration, and data gathering. Here are our initial areas of focus:
|Highest Good Food
|Highest Good Energy|
|Highest Good Housing|
|Highest Good Education|
|Highest Good Business Creation|
|Highest Good Society and Recreation|
|Duplicable sustainable city/village hub|
|Open source food forest development|
|Open source botanical garden creation|
|Highest Good Innovation and Technology|
|Duplicable and self-replicating Highest Good|
|Highest Good living and lifestyle considerations|
|Large-scale consensus decision making process|
|Water conservation and soil building practices|
|Evolving sustainability and regenerative living|
|Social equality and diversity as an engine of global change|
|A model for building, maintaining, and evolving True Community|
|Establishing and maintenance of a resource/sharing-based economy|
|Creation of a global teacher/demonstration village, community, and city network|
|Objective data on Highest Good society time utilization and allocation by individuals|
|Complete details for how each of the above elements is organized and maintained|
We recognize and appreciate that opinions on what might be for The Highest Good Of All will be diverse. We share here the guidelines in addition to the ones above that we have established for the One Community property. We consider these as additional Highest Good details specific to One Community and we share them here so that those considering Community Pioneer Membership can join with confidence if they agree with these guidelines and added areas of focus for our organization. They are:
One Community has also created a Highest Good for All Lesson Plan as part of the open source Highest Good Education component. This lesson plan is purposed to teach all subjects, to any learning level, in any environment using the central theme of “Highest Good of All.” Here is the mind map for the lesson plan:
One Community is based on a Highest Good of All approach. For us this means all choices are made by using our values with a solution/love-based mindset and moving forward with what we feel is a clear win for each other, all people, and the planet. We are applying this approach to the creation of blueprints and working models for all aspects of a duplicatable mini-society. We recognize our approach is only one way, not the way, and are designing everything to make adaptation easy to unique/varying needs. We believe our Highest Good of All mindset and approach combined with the blueprints we are creating will help to pave the way to a new age of happiness and collaborative co-existence for all of humanity.
Q: Do you think your version of The Highest Good of All is the “best” way?
Definitely not, it’s just the way we are choosing to demonstrate it based on what we have learned up to this point, and we are always open to adjustments based on new technologies and information.
Q: Why is “The Highest Good of All” capitalized?
We’d like to believe any approach focused on what is best for everyone is worthy of proper-noun status and have thus designated this as such.
Q: How can any decision truly be for The Highest Good of All?
We believe the foundations of operating and making decisions for The Highest Good of All comes from a combination of really thinking globally to consider what is best for everyone, being careful not to become ideological in one’s approach, and a commitment to honesty and transparency so that all the components of the One Community approach and philosophy are engaged and participated in by those who agree with this approach and philosophy.
Q: Is this a religious or spiritual philosophy?
Living for The Highest Good of All seems to make more sense as a non-ideological approach and we take this into consideration when describing the spiritual philosophy of One Community as embracing a desire to operate from a consciousness of what is for The Highest Good for All while not being defined by this consciousness.
Q: I want to join One Community but I don’t agree with one of your approaches (no pets, no drugs, etc.) so how is that for my highest good?
We understand that for The Highest Good of All approaches will differ and we believe that joining any organization or group that has values different from your own is not for your highest good or for the highest good of the organization that you are considering joining. With this in mind, we strive for transparency in any 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: (click icons for pages)
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 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: Your interview and invitation process is pretty extensive. How does this process of screening people fit with your Highest Good for All philosophy?
We feel clearly identifying what it is that One Community is creating and specifically how we are creating it is necessary. We also feel that building our team with only people who really want to create the same thing in the same way is in the best interest of the happiness of individual applicants, the harmony with all current members of the team, and ensures the success of our project and its ability to impact the planet positively for all people. We understand that this means that this first prototype will only be a perfect fit for some people. This is one reason why we are open source project-launch blueprinting everything we are creating so other groups can use the information in their own way to create teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities too. Our expectation is that these future iterations will be as diverse as humanity is. Our Highest Good of All perspective on this is that A) that diversity is essential and B) for any forming group, we would recommend a similar process of clearly identifying to the absolute best of your ability what it is you are choosing to create, and how you are creating it, so that only people who want to create the same thing, in the same way, will join you.
Q: What sets One Community apart from similar projects?
One Community's open source project-launch blueprinting strategy and the fact that we are open sourcing and addressing ALL elements of society simultaneously are a combination unique to our organization. Together, these will help others duplicate what we do and create self-propagating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities capable of positively impacting every single person on this planet within one generation.
Q: What sets One Community's open source goals apart from similar projects?
To our knowledge, no other project exists that is providing the comprehensive nature and detail of everything we are open source project-launch blueprinting.
Q: What is the specific One Community short-term goal?
Q: What is the ultimate One Community long-term goal?
To transform our world into a sustainable and happier one through teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities to be built all over the world. We will work with these hubs as our open source partners and fellow leaders of the open source, Highest Good of All, and sustainable planet movement leading to a New Golden Age of cooperation, collaboration, innovation, creativity, sustainable living, and increased happiness for the entire human organism.
Q: How is One Community funded?
We are still seeking funding. Please see our Funding Related Details Page.
Q: Where will One Community be located and why?
Click HERE for property details that include why we have chosen the location we have.
Q: How far is One Community in the creation process?
Q: Why not just build a small-scale prototype home or community that includes a minimum-scale revenue-generating demonstration/operation? Wouldn't this get things going faster?
This already exists as Airbnb and people are doing amazing with it, so small-scale operations are not what we see as missing. What we see as missing is a complete model for self-sufficiency that is open source and reasonably replicable. Even complete models for self-sufficiency already exist in the form of the many eco-villages out there, what none of those offer though is any sort of understanding and/or path for how average people with average means can replicate them. We also think there isn’t enough of a compelling reason for most people to bother with changing how they live now to engage such a path/project, so our project is purposed to provide and demonstrate that too.
From a total global-change perspective though, we think it is even more important to create a permanent place dedicated to open source and capable of providing for the complete needs of hundreds of people working on open source creations full-time, with enough revenue generation and space for expansion to grow to over a 1000+ full-time volunteers while also being able to support the establishment of other open source teacher/demonstration/R&D hubs around the world. This is why the intended property, village models, and social architecture and economic focuses are all big.
To support faster and broader implementation while working on these big goals, we are also taking the extra time necessary to develop everything so it is modular and also implementable as individual components. This will allow for anyone who doesn’t desire the full teacher/demonstration hub approach to have options too, but our primary goal is to demonstrate the complete teacher/demonstration hub as easy enough, affordable enough, and attractive enough for average people with average means to want to replicate it and/or use what we provide to build their own version.
Q: If you are giving everything away through open source, how do you intend to make money?
Our model is designed to prosper specifically because we are giving everything away through open source project-launch blueprinting. We accomplish this through eco-tourism marketed with the open source infrastructure we have already created and other supported revenue streams outlined on our revenue streams page. All of this further promotes our model of spreading sustainability and actively promoting and distributing even more open source blueprints for duplication by as many people as possible.
Q: How will this help people in Third World countries and other areas where resources are needed most?
Using the four-phase strategy above, we wish to demonstrate building a teacher/demonstration community, village, and/or city as profitable for large investors and/or a way for small groups of people to pool what resources they have and get out of debt. We see this spreading and bringing resources to the areas that need them most because building these villages in these areas will be more affordable and easier to do with less building restrictions.
Q: How do you stop the model from being totally capitalized without the positive intent of the original model?
We are not focused on putting limitations on the use of everything we are creating because of our open source commitment. We will, however, directly support any organization contributing specifically to open source project-launch blueprinting and operating for The Highest Good of All.
Q: Where would I find a more detailed description of how this works?