|Re: COVID divisions||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Alan O'Hashi (adoecosyahoo.com)|
|Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2021 05:40:33 -0700 (PDT)|
The COVID-21 topic is one that tests a forming community. It is an issue that summarizes what the cohousing secret sauce is all about. One of the reasons why cohousing isn't popping up on every street corner is the basic secret sauce ingredient, which is shedding the American Way as it has been pounded into our heads since we popped out of the womb. What society tells us is that we are rugged individuals who can make our own choices and don't need help from others. Cohousing secret sauce is the opposite, we give up individual liberty for the good of the whole, albeit, there's a gray-area balancing zone, which is where community COVID policies fall. I read the original post about 60percent think x and 40percent think y and why can't the y-thinkers just cave to the 60percent. In cohousing, the majority rule, win by one means of decision making is tossed out the window. When you find yourself lapsing back into the American Way, take a step back. In a consensus community, the question is, What is the x-thinkers willing to give up to bring the y-thinkers into the whole? This doesn't mean that the y-thinkers can block a decision based on individual discomfort or self-serving perspectives. The y-thinkers must frame their objections in terms of how their view is a community issue. When COVID first hit, my place -- I imagine like most communities -- are microcosms of the outside world. We have/had a Dr. Google, MD who had all the answers, was an anti masker he also had a nurse practitioner or two who carried around his medical bag. Where we landed was, a resident didn't have to wear a mask, but had to have one on their person if they encountered anyone in the outdoor common spaces. The anti maskers were okay with social distancing. We were universally in agreement to close the common house. The main issue was the arrogance, more than the actual mask issue. While it is not talked about, in my view, we are now gearing up for the next wave. Thx Alan O Alan O'Hashi Get Up Off the Couch www.alanohashi.com www.getupoffthecouch.comCO: 303-910-5782 ....WY: 307-316-2113 ..NE: 402-327-1652 ....
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