|Re: consensus and the greater good of the group||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sarah Kerr (Sarah_Kerrbecgy.com)|
|Date: Tue, 4 Feb 1997 12:54:30 -0600|
On the same note, we have been having the same discussion here in Calgary and have come to no great conclusions. It gets even more complicated if the issue is so central that is may preclude the person standing in the way in the way of the decision (blocking it) from remaining with the group. We have committed to making our units affordable (1000 square feet at no more than $80,000 Cndn) but we also want an inner city location, so the question of which property to buy (ie how close to the inner city) has great bearing on our final cost. We are in the process of deciding how realistic it is to be both affordable and downtown. There are prople who absolutely cannot afford to participate if the units come in over $80,000, so their strong preference is obviously for less costly property (perhaps at the expense of inner city location.) In the hypotetical (but imaginable) example which came up when we discussed the individual good/group good consensus issue, the questions were related to when the good of the group outweighs the good of the individual. If one person absolutley cannot participate if we buy property"x", can -or should- they stand in the way of that decision? On one hand, agreeing to it clearly means that they cannot participate, but if they disagree, is it group good or individual good? Messy stuff, eh? (note the culturally authentic retorical question) When does an individual stop thinking for themself and start thinking for the group, especially if - while it may be alright for the group- they cannot "live with the outcome" as the consensus process requires? I'd love to be around to take part inthis discussion, but I'm leaving for California tomorrow (to, among other things, visit some cohousing projects) but I'll read with interest when I return and meybe pick up the thread then. Cheers Sarah Kerr Whole life Housing, Calgary, Alberta Where the chinooks have finally brought us a respite from the worst winter in 80 years and we are just about to sign our Documents o Incorporation as a Part 9(non-profit) Company.
consensus and the greater good of the group Carrie Burmaster, February 3 1997
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- Re: consensus and the greater good of the group Sarah Kerr, February 4 1997
- RE: consensus and the greater good of the group Rob Sandelin, February 6 1997
- Re: consensus and the greater good of the group Mac Thomson, February 8 1997
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