|Re: tv....||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Lee Irwin (leeirwinari.net)|
|Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 20:01:01 -0700 (MST)|
I find the block interesting because the blocker can easily avoid using the TV in the common house. It seems that the blocker is setting a value for the entire community, not only for xyrself. And in this case, I don't understand why a total block is necessary. I'm curious if this person has a TV at home ... Lee (Chesapeake Cohousing, Maryland) =================================== On Thu, 20 Jan 2000, Jose Marquez wrote: > Hello Fellow Cohousers! > > Well, I'm wondering what you all have done about TV issues. Yes, I know > it's a big one. Sigh. Anyway, in our community I believe there is a wide > range of feelings, and one person who blocks consensus to have a TV. This > individual has blocked having a TV in a locked room of the Common House to > only be used on pre-scheduled times. > > So...our core values included "Honoring/Seeking Diversity" and as each > member joined the community they were asked what their "Bottom Lines" were. > This way, I think, we could determine if a diverse believe or desire was > unworkable in our community by not accepting a member based upon a bottom > line. The individual against the TV (blocking consensus alone) DID NOT list > this as a bottom line. To me, this means that some compromise should be > acceptable since our diverse group includes folks who like TV. Also, our > homes are all a bit smaller than we are paying for because we're also paying > for a big Common House....so to have a Superbowl Party (for example) in > one's home is difficult. So there is the perception that refusing an > activity in the Common House that people CANNOT do in their actual units > (since the Common House is all of our's) is also inappropriate when everyone > else wants to allow it. > > So, in a consensus process....supposedly it is not proper procedure to block > when you're the only one blocking.....and all that. But, what do you do > when it does happen that way? > > ~March > > ----------------------------------------------------------------- leeirwin [at] ari.net <| Sailing the Chocolate Sea /| / |\ / | \ / | \ /____|___\ ^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ \ / ^^^ ^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^ * * * * * Opinions usually represent what I think I meant.* * * *
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