Tom Atlee: Active Appreciation – Evolutionary Change Agent Strategy?

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Tom Atlee

Active Appreciation: A strategy for evolutionary change agents

Appreciation is usually thought of in relatively passive, personal terms, as in “art appreciation”. But I’m beginning to think of it in more active, socially transformational terms. It turns out the several definitions of appreciation can be woven into a focused concept of tremendous potential power. I’ve only begun to explore active appreciation, but the more I appreciate it, the more nuanced and potent it seems to grow…. You aren’t likely to be empowered by what you don’t appreciate.  —Michael Dowd

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