Why this new concept?
Because that's what the world needs
Because that's what the world seems to need: new shapes, new forms, new perspectives and new approaches.
- Because It is obvious that we will not be able solve 21st century issues with 19th and 20th centuries ways of thinking and acting.
- Because now, is a moment in time. We need to make a wise move: from Mad Land to NO-Mad Land. It is a secret for no one that our current world is going MAD. More exactly, the way we live on this planet is leading us to Mutually Assured Destruction. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and depressed by this situation. What we propose is something else: a place of Hope, Wisdom, Imagination and Desire to build a NO-MAD World based on Mutually Assisted Development
Because we need to escape the Regression forces thanks to new Meaning-Making Stories of the Future
Without Imagination, we are stuck in the dominant worldviews: the story of Scarcity, Separation, Competition, Efficiency, Infinite Growth, Power over others, etc.
We need alternative stories of the Future that resonate with our deepest Aspirations and provide actionable guides to a viable Human Future. Narratives able to generate an "erotic" attraction for the Future.
What we call: an "Erotica of the Future", a "Next-Appeal" if you will.
Without that new story, Hope vanishes.
Shapership in an attitude aiming at building the Future on Imagination, Hope and Radical Wisdom, to resist Stupidity, Fear, Despair and Violence
Shapership stands for "more Imagination, more Courage, more Freedom, to create the Next Appeal: the "Erotica" of the Future.
Because our wisest decisions are made from Choice, Desire and Hope rather than from Obligation, Fear and despair.
Because Thinking is resisting and escaping everything that maintains us in our "prisons" or in the cave of our representations: Denial, Ignorance, Dogmatism, Conformism, Fatalism and blind Rationalism.
Because putting Imagination at work is resisting the Repetition of the Past, Hopelessness, Fear and Cynicism.
It is opening the "possibility of new possibilities".
Shapership is for you if instead of focusing on repairing or "fixing" a dying MAD Land, you aspire to boost your Imagination, develop the Mindsets of the Future andactively shape a viable and desirable NO MAD Future within your family, your communities, your organizations, your "territories" or your field of practice.
A radically different Meaning-making story of the Future, based on genuinely different worldviews, in tune with your deepest Aspirations and Hopes.-
Because we cannot wait for some "enlightened" leaders to make those changes
We have reached a time when many people "at the top" want to retain Power although they cruelly lack the needed "Authority", inspiring Vision, Wisdom and Awareness. For many reasons, these people tackle an Eco-System Reality with an Ego-System Perspective
Many people - and among them some really young people - aspire to change the world in radical and transformative ways. They know our ways of Life - and our ways to destroy Life - must make place for other ways to See, Think and Act instead of keeping conforming to obsolete models. Shapership can help them think and act more appropriately about themselves and the world they want to co-create
The fact is, in today's interconnected world,
- You don't have to be a Leader or to have a "title" to do something important and to make an impact
- You don't have to be someone "important" to take a stand and reshape things
Who know best what you should do? Your soul compass
Are you among the purpose-driven people who "know" our ways of Life - and to destroy Life - must make place for other ways to see, think and act?
Do you also feel, in your heart, an aspiration to live a meaningful Life, in tunes with your aspirations and values?
This is the Shapership Attitude. It rises from your inner Consciousness and "Soul Compass" which "know"
that instead of keeping conforming to obsolete models and dominant worldviews, there is a need to challenge and resist the "way things are". We call it "the Big No: Creative Resistance"
that another and more beautiful "world" is possible, that "what is possible is richer than what is." This is "the Big Yes: the Transformative Vision" which opens new paths towards the Future
that a transformative Vision calls for transformative actions and that it will require courage to completely reinvent the way things operate, to shift from one paradigm to another. We call it the "Creative How: Anticipative Experimentation"