Rushing to judge

We have all done it. Caught up in the moment. Seen a short video, or a tweet, or a post, heard a soundbite. And just like that, judge, jury and sentence.

Often with a twist of righteous cruelty. 

The law of Synergy teaches that we must start with the whole. It is what most justice systems are built on. 

First gather all the information. See all the videos from multiple perspectives. Put the tweet, the statement, the sentence in its full context.

Context=the container that holds the text.

Withhold from our reptilian impulse to attack. Blame. Be righteous. Share and propagate propaganda. Or be of superior opinion well before all the requisite pieces are evident, hoping that this time we might be right and seen as the god of forecast for our accurate prediction.

Sometimes this requires time for all the truth to be revealed. For the whole to play out. So easy is it to jump on the gravy train of fame and notoriety well before the whole is evident. 

Silence and observation, perspective, warm and cold data gathering…a deep understanding of history…all of these aspects are required before we cast our words and deeds into the frenzy of public opinion.

A virus has much to teach us. Hindsight will be the teacher with the greatest lesson.

Until we truly know the whole we are all fortune tellers profiting from the juicy gossip that seduces so many.

Photo taken June 8th, 2020

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About Christine McDougall


As the Founder and Chief Steward of – Christine works with leaders and enterprises globally who have a commitment to being the pioneers of enterprise change. Christine has the ability to completely re-imagine business, its role in our world, and its potential for a future for all humans. She experiences a deeper level of truth through applying synergetics (Buckminster Fuller’s anticipatory design science) and the working laws of Universe to enterprise design and human co-ordination. She has a way of articulating this so others can see it as well. Christine questions the most basic assumptions that drive our complex systems and can map that back to what is needed today. She is committed to the creation of Syntropic enterprises as ubiquitous.

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6. Warm Data Labs – to consider a trans-contextual response to complex problems, evoking the collective brilliance available when we look at the whole system by design.

7. Dare to Care workshop – How to speak the radical truth with compassion. Delivered to thousands of people around the world, the Dare to Care workshop starts with the premise that I need to care more about you than what you think about me.

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