The western world is more ready to navigate in a hyper complex world

Posted on June 24, 2009


The simple reason is the wired communities and societies. And with this electronic interconnectedness also a mindset that supports the use of electronic networks. This mindset just needs to be adjusted to fit in a collaborative approach – meaning the acknowledgement of the present and future situation. A situation where we as individuals can not make sense and make effective decisions.

The western world has by large accepted that we depend on each other. And that no one (state) can manage alone. As a present example are the behavior of Iran and China – both countries trying to control information and neglecting that the actual state of the world is…connected. Not accepting this reality and trying to hold a status quo, only makes it more difficult to reach interests of power and influence. The reason could seem obvious – the need to stick to a conservative understanding of how to stay in power. You know what you got. If a new adaptive approach should be chosen – a new contextual understanding should also be developed. And the consequences would be unknown…

You can say that the desire not to change also applies to the expected US resistance against accepting individualism as a value and thinking – now related to an earlier era of the human being.

The West leads two to one – but the interesting part is that opposition is not interesting any longer. We are connected in all dimensions (more or less), and acting in one context influences all other areas in an unpredictable way. Therefore only the collaborative approach will support reaching goals of power and influence. “I support U because I support my self.”

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