Re: what I wish I knew before move in
From: Sharon Villines (
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 18:24:32 -0700 (PDT)
> On Oct 12, 2020, at 8:17 PM, T G <triciamill9 [at]> wrote:
>> More people should be this honest. I see a lot of promotions for new
>> communities trying to sell this as utopia. I saw one ad today comparing
>> their community to the "Imagine" song by John Lenon.....Yes, there are some
>> great features but don't try to say it is more than it is.

Sociocracy has a tier of planning:

Work plan

The mission is making the dreams take a form or direction

The aim is tangible — you can see it and measure it. You know when you have 
achieved it.

The work plan is how you can accomplish the mission.

The dreams are important for inspiration. Not good to skip over them — you will 
always need them. The mission brings it down to a specific purpose — a home 
with friends next door. Then the aim is to develop and build the community.

Then you plan the work. What has to happen first, or what cluster if things 
need to happen first. Then what?

But without the dream, you don’t have anything to lift your spirits when things 
get tough. It’s what reminds you that when you are up to your ass in 
alligators, your initial plan was to drain the swamp.

Sharon Villines
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