2017 September

Quote from Jordan Peterson

“I just received the following note from one of our Inner Circle members.  Below the note is my response.”


““The future is a judgmental father.” – Jordan Peterson

I liked this quote a lot.   Peterson is speaking of the masculine archtype.

It is a close to perfect example of the blue value basin.  If don’t have much density at blue (I don’t) it does give a visceral sense of the power/potential efficacy of the blue value structure.


Mike’s response:

““The future is a judgmental father.” – Jordan Peterson

I wonder about this as DQ-BLUE density…I would tend to think not with my understanding of the quote…father or perhaps judgmental father might point it at DQ-BLUE, but my sense is that it’s only been dumbed down to that language so we understand the metaphor;)


2017 September

Technical vs Adaptive Learning [1 Attachment]


Since Brian sent Kegan’s video…

Been looking at some terminology similar:

Single loop vs Double Loop
First Order vs Second Order
Information vs Transformation

I wish they would have chosen a different word than adaptive because I don’t have the relationship in my head between adaptive and transformative that they seem to proffer.

The idea being that adaptation is actually incremental rather than discontinuous change, but that’s just me.

The pdf attached is a short course, thought you might enjoy it for its brevity;)

2017 September


Well, the hardest–most counter-intuitive thing to GROK @F-L-O-W is the idea…

That there IS no composite standard for anyone to adhere too…excepting those which–are by default–accepted upon joining or being a part of any group.

“…the education and management of his character is the most important…”

This might be important to some but can’t be foist upon anyone because people are wired differently.

Until we get to the point where we can understand that people are motivated to different aspirants, the “strong” will continue to direct the weak.

Imagine this…some people maybe motivated to avoid “the above” or even “to be lazy….”

Now you can see why it’s difficult to apply a composite standard, and have it be “fair” to those who are motivated in an opposite direction–thus breaking down the libertarian model.

What about people who don’t want to work, learn, grow, or ANYTHING which we ascribe to be productive?

Should there be a minimum standard applied? Should people be forced against their “will” to be “normal?”

Hard questions when it comes to designing a “good society.”