Nick S.

Full Member Dec 2014

Location:

London

Member since:

July 8, 2012

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Can You Tell us How You Found us and What Your Interests Are.

I've worked in TEFL - as teacher, materials writer and many other things. I lived in Mexico and Latin America for many years, and now live in London.

Can you tell us what sort of meetings would interest you.

I am interested in observing the march of history, and feel that both capitalism and democracy, good and important as they have been, no longer supply good models for how we in the west need to organise ourselves. We need to move on, and I think the biggest question confronting us is: move on to what? I believe in evolution more than revolution, and hope that we can move on (fairly) peacefully to new ways of conducting our affairs, both political and commercial.

Are you interested in helping by being a speaker, a chairperson or a facilitator of some of our meetings or webinars ?

I think it's too early for me to say; perhaps later on, if and when I feel i can be of some use to the group.

We have now started to hold House Meetings. Would you be willing to host a house meeting yourself and what topic would you be interested in discussing at such a meeting?

Again, it's too early. My first role must be to listen to others, get a feeling of where the group is and where it's going, and only then - maybe - help in some way

Are there any other ways you could they help us develop the 21st Century Network idea?

Maybe later.

Introduction

Hi, I'm Nick Shepherd, and I'm mostly interested in language and human collaboration. Alone, we can't do much. Together, there's very little we can't do. We just have to make more connections.

What Nick S. is saying about this Meetup Group

I loved this group, and if everyone was like this group, we wouldn't have any conflict. But they're not. I think the session was very worthwhile, and I'll certainly come to the next one, but I fear that we are preaching to the converted. That's always the problem: the people who come to meetings to be enlightened are already enlightened.That's why they come to the meeting. So I guess my main interest - and it was touched on in the final session - is how do we get the word out, and speak to the people who are NOT converted? So many good things were said - like commonality, sharing, making connections, listening, empathy, understanding and much more - but are the people who need to listen actually listening? And how can we make our voice heard?


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