(At the bottom of this page you will find a link to a printable short form of the Universe Principles of Right Actions and Right Attitudes that you can read and meditate upon to help you make these core universe evolution meta-principles into daily life habits.)
“The most practical belief system for a large-scale society in the long run is one that is firmly anchored in factual reality.”-- DAVID SLOAN WILSON
An additional and important way to think about and see the following Right Actions of the Universe Principles of Sustainability is to see them as the boundaries and formulas of individual and collective justice in an evolutionary system, particularly as it relates to energy sharing justice.
If you also see these principles collectively as the minimal operational rules and evolutionary "operating system" for creating, maintaining, and sharing energy fairly and reciprocally that then can be used to establish dynamic equilibriums (stable unions good for both individuals and groups,) you would also have a practical perspective on how to use them to establish either the foundational or essential ongoing energy sharing justice systems always needed so any human system can become more sustainable and thrive for more of its members.
You will see the full cycle of energy in the universe as it manifests in successful, sustainable, and thriving systems. Every aspect of the full cycle of energy from creation through transformation and transmutation is covered, even how to increase energy efficiency, energy sharing, or energy reserves. To help you more easily see the energy management relationships of each principle you will find a short [bracketed statement] describing how this principle works within the full cycle of the motions of energy after each principle.
"The modern scientific principles of evolution can be used in practical ways to dramatically improve the success of our daily lives and much more. These essential principles of universe scale evolution when used are also able to better guide and improve today's economics, political landscape and even improve today's religions and deteriorating climate conditions." Lawrence Wollersheim
The Universe Principles of Right Action are to Exhaust all Potentials and Possibilities to:
1.) Increase Creative Experimentation:
Aligned with the universe's core value interests (see above list,) create lots of small, low-risk experiments to discover new beneficial adaptations or to create positive "accidents." Tinker these experiments into higher levels of learning or success. (Humans are far better at tinkering than knowing.)
Be particularly watchful for positive "accidents” and serendipity when they do occur. Aggressively pursue and utilize these positive accidents and serendipities as well as real opportunities!.
These three things are truly rare in experimenters and potentially far more beneficial than generally understood in producing positive results and positive "black swans.” (Black swans are unpredictable events with consequences of huge or exponential impacts.)
This principle improves energy creation for later sharing by finding new sources for energy exchange.
2.) Increase Both Present and Past Awareness of Feedback:
Gather current knowledge and life-adjustment essential feedback through present awareness and consciousness of self, others, and the physical Universe. Also, gather and be aware of past historic knowledge on self, others, and particularly the Universe to learn life’s guiding principles and to develop exchangeable life skills and knowledge. (Studying the history of things is past awareness (past consciousness,) and it is an essential and highly useful compliment to present awareness in most, but not all situations of life.
Various meditation practices are tangible ways to increase your ability to be aware and conscious of present moment feedback. Developing listening skills is another great way to increase your awareness of the feedback from others.
This principle refines the energy creation and maintenance for later sharing.
3.) Increase Learning from Current and Past Feedback to Optimize Your Creative Adaptability and the "Tinkering" of One's Experiments into Greater Success:
Rapidly learn from all accurate correctional feedback that you receive from your life experiments then use that new information to adapt. If you cannot adapt to it, change the environment wherever possible and appropriate.
In order to optimally advance individual and group learning and adaptability to one's improve experimentation success it is also essential to teach future prediction and future modeling skills using everything from one's own intelligence to super-computers. Doing experimentation with future modeling computer simulations allows one to experiment and tinker at a fraction of the normal cost and without the dangerous or costly mistakes of real experiments. Experiment, learn, and adapt is a core cycle of evolution.
This principle further refines energy creation efficiency for later sharing.
4.) Increase the Quantity and Quality of Fair Exchange transactions based Upon Abundant, Sustainable Personal and Group Productivity:
Abundantly increase the fair exchange of sustainable, quality, and meritorious individual and group productivity (of real product or service value,) with other individuals and groups and then enjoy the earned pleasures and rewards of those productivity real value exchanges. (Every physically and mentally sound adult needs to be in an abundantly productive (producing more energy than they use) and in sustainable fair exchange with others, groups and/or the environment. Establish fair exchange sustainability through the justice of eliminating all forms of individual or group freeloading, “gaming the system" and non fair-exchange resource and energy theft.) Productivity inherently implies energy use and output (effort.)
Abundant and sustainable productivity is one of the Universe meta-principles because of the reality of the Second Law of Thermodynamics known as entropy. Because all natural systems require additional energy (human effort is energy too,) to sustain or reproduce themselves and/or create new order (in the forms of products or services, life, or creating a dynamic equilibrium,) to counter the effects of entropy --- abundant and sustainable productivity, using continuous and in many cases increasing energy and effort is a fundamental inescapable reality of life.
Please note that both exchange and productivity can be of both an economic or non-economic nature. There are many noneconomic products and services that contribute to the wellbeing and sustainability of the grouping, community, or nation.
Fair exchange also is one of the most essential ingredients in-group cooperation building. Group cooperation building depends heavily on trust which comes and is expanded by reciprocal fair exchange!
This core Universe Principle is all about energy exchange reciprocation (fairness,) and increasing energy creation sources within a whole or group to counter and overcome the continual effect of energy entropy. This principle means that everyone who is not a child, sick, elderly, disabled mentally or physically or injured should be productive and produce more energy than they use because of entropy and the need for individual and group reserves (discussed in another Universe Principle farther down this list.
5.) Increase Individual Creative Freedom within Wise Boundaries:
Improve self-organization, self-discipline, and self-responsibility to increase freedom and wise choice in self and in one's groups in a way that self-interests, group interests, and Universe value-interests are aligned and balanced! An additional aspect of this principle and of the principle of building more cooperative groups and communities (a bit farther down this page,) is to always create and promote as much personal freedom for the group's or communities' individual members as is possible up to the point where the exercise of the individual freedom of that group or community member seriously debilitates or destroys the overall wellbeing and sustainability of the union threatening the existence and essential functions of the group itself.
This principle demonstrates the practical energy creation or maintenance truth that individuals parts within a system and whole are ultimately better at energy creation and energy management when given the highest possible amounts of local freedom and autonomy.
6.) Increase Full Consequence Capture:
Ensure timely full consequence capture for ALL individuals or groups that caused a particular consequence. Do it through appropriate transparency, truth sharing, co-responsible accountability, and where applicable, triple bottom line, full-cycle accounting.
The full consequence capture principle is critically important in order to ensure community fair exchange, the fairness of justice, and to capture ALL individual and group learning potentials, effective correction-motivating stress feedback or, success-enhancing positive reinforcement feedback in the fastest and most efficient way. (Insuring full consequence capture along with its essential justice partner of fair exchange are two of the most basic, powerful, and evolution-proven ways to create the minimal justice necessary to maintain the essential cooperation building trust and wellbeing in any individual or group.
Full consequence capture is also another effective way to prevent freeloading, “gaming the system" and non fair-exchange, nonreciprocal energy and resource theft, which inevitably first weakens then destroys group trust and reciprocality, which then destroys the sustainability and thrivability groups and unions.) A critical element of both fair exchange and the full consequence capture reciprocality principles is that of scaling the positive (reward) and negative (punishment) consequences.
In a healthy sustainable system, an individual or group should always receive the appropriate and proportionally increasing rewards of their productivity that demonstrates higher levels of intelligent effort, merit, and quality of results. The same is true of scaling appropriate and proportional penalties.
High and expanding levels of transparency and accountability are critical to enacting full consequence capture because the powerful evolutionary self-interests of either the individual parts or the self-interests of wholes [groupings/unions,] when hidden or not accounted for will always take over and lessen the essential optimal balance and tension between the self-interests of the individual and the self-interests of the whole group or union.
In the new Universe Manifesto ebook soon to be released more will be said about what determines appropriate levels of positive and negative consequence capture in sustainable natural systems.
This principle is also about energy exchange reciprocation (fairness,) multiplying energy creation sources within a whole or group through energy rewards and lessening energy depletion sources within a group though energy losses. This critical principle helps to maintain energy productivity and fairness within the whole system or group.
7.) Increase Wise Cooperation:
In spite of what we have heard about survival of the most-fit evolution actually favors the survival of the most wisely cooperative. Wise cooperation occurs in conditions of general fairness, trust, and reciprocality. Therefore ensure group fairness, trust, and reciprocality and then wisely COOPERATE.
Wise cooperation also implies using all of the Universe Principles as a whole system of principled guidance to know when and how to cooperate or how to know when not to cooperate until the necessary trust, fair exchange, reciprocality and other conditions for wise cooperation have been established.
The principle of wise cooperation is partially about preserving energy reciprocation and energy conservation (so you do not violate the second law of thermodynamics,) while working more importantly towards managing balancing and aligning the tensional self-interests of the parts of the whole to the overall health and well being of the whole union as well as to the value interests of the Universe. This then creates greater and wiser energy sharing in scale, frequency, or quality.
A way to think about unwise cooperation is that it is when --- you or your group does worse, gets less resources to reproduce or sustain itself while another individual or group does better or gets more resources to reproduce or sustain itself. Wise cooperation is always solidly grounded in fair exchange and aligned and managed self-interests.
8.) Expand Group/Union Building:
Build and/or replicate both more and larger unions and mini-cultures where self-interests, group/union interests, and Universe value-interests are mutually aligned in a win/win/win scenario. When enough groups create enough unions and mini-cultures that follow these universe principles of sustainability these principles will eventually move into a larger union and permeate and be taken on by the macro-culture. Imitate a whole systems understanding of universe evolution at every opportunity, which appears to be moving toward creating a super-union of all universe parts, wholes and sub-unions by creating more wise unions.
The principle of creating more or larger unions (through wise cooperation,) is about working towards creating greater energy sharing in scale, frequency, or quality. Better energy sharing creates stronger more sustainable groups and unions.
9.) Increase Group/Community/Union Transparency, Integration Harmony, and Order:
Improve the transparency, integration, harmony, and dynamic flexible order in one’s groups and communities that is also universe value-interest aligned and balanced.
This principle improves the efficiency of energy creation and sharing for and among the parts of a group/union. Better energy sharing creates stronger more sustainable groups and unions.
10.) Increase the Realization of All Individual, Group, and Union Creative Developmental Potentials:
Aligned with universe's value interests (above), work actively both as individuals and as groups or communities toward realizing ALL individual unrealized potentials and the unrealized potentials of your groups or communities to learn, adapt and develop and, where possible, to transcend the current conditions and challenges! Development of individual and group unrealized potential here means the full spectrum of possible development as expressed in achieving fulfillment potentials such as expressed basically in Maslow’s Needs Hierarchy or more complexly in Kegan's model of psychological development or Kohlberg's stages of moral development.
This principle helps to realize the full energy creation efficiency of the individual parts or members of a group or union.
11.) Increase Appropriate Individual and Group Abundance, Reserves, and Resilience:
Build robustness, redundancies, and adequate reserves into both individual parts and all groups and unions to build adequate resilience and the necessary reserve abundance to insure against rare, very large-impact negative consequences and unpredictable emergencies caused by inherent system uncertainties and “negative black swans.” This reserve abundance building also provides the resources for wise and appropriate energy investment or charity and group support for illness or physical or mental incapacitation or other situations where a member of the group is unable to produce more energy than they use, such as in the case of growing children, the retired or diminished capacity elderly or those injured in work or defending the nation.
Please note another level of resilient robustness can also be achieved by creating distributed and decentralized resources, authority, and adaptability at local node levels of all kinds of networks. Appropriate resilient abundance is not a state where some parts and unions have obtained (or take,) such excessive amounts of energy and resources or, accumulate such excessive reserves by either productive or non-fair exchange means, that other productive and/or inter-dependent essential parts of the groupings or unions in the universe's life systems are unable to obtain adequate, fair and appropriate energy and resource exchange for their productivity, reproductivity and sustainability.)
This principle is about energy storage and energy abundance availability --- namely to ALWAYS have enough energy reserves available to maintain individual or group resilience and energy use requirements when either an unexpected energy loss occurs (a crisis, emergency, etc.,) or when temporarily or permanently nonproductive members of the group require additional energy support. In addition to the Second Law of Thermodynamics known as entropy it also is necessary to have these reserves because of the additional lessening effects the law of diminishing returns, which will eventually always bring about collapse in systems without new energy sources or emergency back up reserves.
12.) Increase Individual and Group Evolvability to Expand and Replicate Sustainable Control of the Environment and to Co-Evolve a Better Shared Future:
Improve one's self and one's group's evolvability by teaching, knowing, and using the Universe's value-interest aligned principles. Use these evolution principles of sustainability to intentionally create the education, governance, and management systems to teach others, to replicate and create new and larger more successful universe principle-based mini-cultures and groups/unions, and to replicate and expand the mini-cultures of this Universe Evolutionary Worldview and sustainable prosperity movement into becoming the macro-culture. Also, use them in all areas of life to directly expand your and your group's sustainable environmental control.
Improving individual and group evolvability and environmental control particularly includes creating future awareness and adaptable intelligence by using rational/analytical thinking, systems thinking and new dialectical thinking future modeling and risk analysis technologies for wise evolution aligned future planning and model testing.
This is another principle that is about improving the efficiency of individual and group energy creation and energy management by understanding the universe's best practices for energy creation and management within parts and wholes (individuals and groupings.
13.) Increase Individual and Group Avoidance of Unnecessary Out-of-Evolutionary Alignment Breakdowns:
Keep vividly in mind that failure to align oneself, one's groups, businesses, and nations with the core universe patterns, value interests, principles, and directionality of progressive evolution (as found above and within the Universe Principles of Sustainability when applied in an integrated whole systems manner,) results in the other great meta-pattern and meta-process of progressive evolution to take over. This hub process, hub pattern, and universe meta-principle of sustainability is: the universe in an act of destructive creation breaking down and recycling any and all continually non-learning, non-adaptive and/or non "cooperating" parts or wholes to be recycled and reused later in other evolutionary experiments or situations.
Evolution wastes nothing and unfailingly does this breakdown and recycling of nonaligned and non-adaptive parts or wholes in an act of creative destruction to once again attempt to forward the progressive directionality and value interests of evolution by reusing and recycling the resources of failed, no longer needed or relevant evolutionary experiments. From its original creativity to its ending destructive creativity qualities in the breakdown and recycling of non-learning, non-adaptive and/or non-cooperating parts and wholes the Universe Principles of Sustainability create a full creative cycle and creative spiral containing everything essential to keep the directional; processes of evolution progressing.
This principle is all about avoiding unnecessary energy loss and understanding that any energy losses ultimately will be reused and recycled.
We have finally reached the amazing phase of evolution where we can now become evolution’s partner consciously co-evolving universe evolution. The above are the actions that help us do it! When we simply live sustainable lifestyles and livelihoods applying the Universe Principles and we enact laws that reflect the application of the Universe Principles when applied to groups, corporations, and nations we will attain a just civilization and a meaningful and sustainable prosperity for all.
If any individual, group, nation, business, or whole union of any kind fails to apply, align with, and forward the Universe Principles of Sustainability as a whole and integrated system in a balanced way, they (and their forms of captured energy,) will eventually be broken down and recycled (distributed elsewhere for new evolutionary experiments.)
(Please note: In addition to their secular applications the right actions above are also the basis of the ethical code and the basic morality of Evolution 2.0 and if you are of a spiritual nature, Religion 2.0.)
How to Use the Universe Principles of Sustainability:
"The application of the evolutionary science derived Universe Principles will create a just civilization, a sustainable prosperity and a meaning and purpose-filled life for all. When applied wisely, they create the optimization and simultaneous maximization of both individual and collective well-being. They are the most basic rules of evolution's core "operating system." Lawrence Wollersheim
Read, meditate upon and practice them every day and discover for yourself just how dramatically your life will improve. It takes many readings and at least 90 days of practice for their wisdom and power to slowly evolve away any of your present, deeply embedded, biased, or habituated thinking and reactions. You will never know how well they work until you actually practice and apply them even if you do not fully understand them! Just start reading and practicing --- explore and experiment.
Regularly think about how you are or how are not currently using applying them in your life or in the groups to which you belong. If you are applying them, figure out how you can apply them more. If you are not applying them, figure out how you can then watch the proactive evolution unfold! It will take real-life self-discipline to start and then continue to read and apply these life successes and sustainability critical principles.
Remember in your practice that the universe attitudes are the discriminating and wise spirit from which you apply all of the universe action principles in a balanced way. Right application attitude and conditions equal right results. This is very important to remember as you can do the correct thing with the wrong or unbalanced attitude and the correct thing will produce wrong results. Always apply the universe actions from and using the perspective of the universe attitudes!
Here is a link to a printable short form of the Universe Principles of Right Actions and Right Attitudes that you can read and meditate upon to help you make these core universe evolution meta-principles into daily life habits.
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