This post continues the rough draft of Chapter 1 of my non-fiction WiP, Baby Acres. This is the next outline section, chapter 1, section II A.
I think I’ve finally managed to stay within my word count guideline for this section, with 288 words for a 250 plan! 🙂
And once again, by way of disclaimer, the overall goal is now to explain why we need both equ. + justice, & why in 4 phases. This chapter will transition to a chapter (2-5) for each phase, showing what Phases I-IV could look like as part of a possible roadmap for a fully inclusive society for all of us. This vision is laid out in the hope that All HumanKind will eventually have each person’s basic needs met, without taking anything from anyone, and without violence, intimidation, nor coercion of any kind.
Chapter One, section II A:
Phase II with respect to Phase I and to the entire project:
(section I. D. was last week…)
II. A. rough draft:
The Adulthood Challenge, or Phase II, of this project, comes after our #PublicDomainInfrastructure phase, because Adulthood is a process of growing from looking at oneself to seeing the larger set of needs and possibilities in the world. Travel, developed as one tool during this stage for all young people, rich or poor, leads to growth and builds more democratic thinking, particularly if a wide range of interchanges is facilitated through the learning of different dialects and languages. Obviously such travel would need to first be made possible through a much larger, safer, and more financially accessible rail network, as developed during the first stage of this project. International travel can broaden the mind even further, as seen in the example of how Malcolm X became Malcolm Shabazz, growing to understand more through his experience of traveling on the Haj. Indeed, travel as part of a quest for knowledge has long been understood as a crucial part of coming of age, as navigating new places and solving new problems force growth in unexpected and life-changing ways.
Meeting and interacting with other cultures from a living and working point of view also provides a vastly different experience from that of tourism, and facilitates freedom of thought, freedom of worship, and new ideas for fuller interaction in governance mechanisms at all levels, by challenging received ideas. Seeing other ways of living and doing things can do this, and more, can facilitate a greater appreciation for all life on this planet, by seeing how many other cultures appreciate life in ways that our culture does not, yet. This second stage and some of the tools available or in development to help building new cultural norms will be fully discussed in chapter 3.
— (Next section: Chapter 1, II B …)
I’m continuing to work on wording, obviously, and some ideas for phases III and IV are still not quite fixed in my mind, so the final version will likely look pretty different from this Rough Draft, and will need updating once I get to the very end.
And once again, yeayyy( !!)with regard to audience, I may have at least a couple of comps: Walden Two meets The War on Poverty: A Civilian Perspective (by Dr.s Jean and Edgar Cahn, 1964). I know that lots of people consider Skinner’s writing to be stilted, but I like the tilt of most reviewers, in that the idea is that a community should keep trying policies that members agree upon until they find what works for all of them.
As for genre, I’m still wondering: Non-fiction, System Change, Causes, maybe even Inspirational, but I doubt it.
Last week’s installment of this series…
1.) Consider some ideas you may have on how having the ability to travel, for all of us, could help our society move forward in 45 to 60 years,
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