Samwel - living comfortably & helping others
Thank you for your update which I share below.
Your key concept is "motivation through sacrifice" and your
investigatory question is "How I can find for Myself and live
Comfortably while helping others?" (If not, please update us!)
Here is what would be very useful for our laboratory for you to do, if
you are interested.
I would like to know, What are business opportunities where you live
that would let a person live comfortably while helping others? Could
you find and describe 5 opportunities? And what level of literacy is
needed for each? And a person who has achieved that opportunity? And,
what exactly does it mean that they are living comfortably? What are
the elements of living comfortably?
This would help us know how we might help people like you
on-the-ground. Also, we would learn what kind of literacy is
important. I think this would also help Henry Migingo. His key concept
is "thoughtful sharing" and his question is: How can I, as an
individual, implement a bottom-up economy in Africa (begining with
Kenya) so that we are economically independent?
Henry might let us know how your research could help him answer his
Also, Steve Bosserman's key concept is "social justice" and he is
interested in a question related to "living comfortably": What can I do
with others to advance social justice in the world by experimenting with
social system rules that distribute influence more equitably among
members and offer them a wider range of choices? The metric for me is
food security and safety. If people don't have a steady supply of
affordable, healthy food, then there is no social justice. How to
advance community currency as a way to fairly compensate people for
their value add?
Also, perhaps Steve might be interested to give you some of his "time
awards" if you can do some research for him. I will look for more ways
to make our time awards useful.
Samwel, if you can study successful people, perhaps talk with them, and
describe the elements of "living comfortably", then we will know more
about people's "motivation" and how we can design community currencies.
Where there is "motivation through sacrifice" (people inspired by
sacrifice) then we may find other dimensions of comfort that motivate
people, not just money. If you might tell us examples of "motivation
through sacrifice", that would also help. Do you see any examples of
people who are "living comfortably and helping others"?
Samwel, let's see what you can discover for us by the end of February.
Then you will be done with this work. We may then think about what you
learn. Perhaps we might then look for ways to support the kinds of
business opportunities that you find. We'll be able to think about that.
We can focus our work at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/holistichelping/
and share occassional letters with other groups as well.
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samwel kongere wrote:
I have just emailed the links of emails to Janet and hope she will now
invite them to our group. people here and there want linux operators and
this is something very interestting for me I am planning to send my
plans and agenda After the workshop and see what of the campaign I am
going to take concerning open source software.
What do you think I can do to our lab to help my campaign? and if I buy
one Computer because I am paying a depost fee to one on the balance I
remained with.My full time connectivity will still pause me problems and
questions and these are the few hints I need to Address before I go, you
Have to give some hints on Open source and I will share my agenda with
you....and something about my literacy and sanck business, this can keep
You, said I was to do something for the lab ie January and Febraury can
you now come clear on this and i start the Job?
Thanks very much for linking me and I still need some basic hints on
linux, i have helped create KENYA Open source Group where we will be
sending many campaign results all over.
Have agood day.