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Visionary Society is meant to grow naturally by those who have a special interest in any aspect of it, and would like to help develop that part in their community.

Please enter your location and explain what your interest in Visionary Society is and what role you'd like to take in developing an Action or Topic. We'll review this and start taking steps to making your community more Visionary!

 
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There are two kinds of Views: Present Situation and Future Vision.

Present Views is simply seeing things as they are at present. It's surprisingly hard to see what's just before us. This step is usually overlooked, but everything depends on it. Future Views is a vision for the future. Feel free to add a View if yours is not represented.

Click on each view to explore it in its own popup page. Grasping a view, especially one you disagree with, is the key to understanding. Experience it in its entirety. It makes little difference which side is right. What matters is how you approach it. If you enter it with good will, with willingness to change, with love for truth, you will succeed.

Before voting on a View listen respectfully to those with whom you disagree. Try to grasp the truth of the opposing point of view – seeing its flaws perhaps, but focusing on the good. After exploring a View, Vote on it: decide whether the View addresses the root issue, or is superficial and one-sided.

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Opinions are short paragraphs summarizing any point of view about the Topic. Present Situation are opinions about how things are currently. Possibilities is opinions about how they should be. Explore each View and then vote on it.
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Opinions are simple statements on any perspective or opinion about the Topic.

Our goal is to present a wide variety of varying opinions - both for and against a situation - so users can explore and decide on the Topic as a whole.

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Opinions are simple statements on any perspective or opinion about the Topic.

Our goal is to present a wide variety of varying opinions - both for and against a situation - so users can explore and decide on the Topic as a whole.

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► Try to add an opposing View if only one side is represented. The fact that you've added a View doesn't mean you agree with it!
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Resources are helpful in understanding a View. There are several kinds of Resources: Facts, Text, Documents, Videos, Images and Audio. Resources may be attached to a specific view. You may want to review those Resources before voting on the view.

Out of context, any point of view can be biased. Even Facts can be biased. Help others overcome their biases by adding your own Resources. And provide context for Resources by associating them with a View, if you think it is relevant. Just click 'Associate this Resource with a View.'

Resources are background material to think about in order to understand and make a decision about Opinions. Resources include videos, text, documents, images and audio. Resources may be connected to Opinions to show where they are relevant.
 
 
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Add background material of any kind to help users understand the Topic. Feel free to add supporting facts, evidence, explanations, art, lectures, etc.

Resources are useful in helping users think about Opinions before deciding on them. If the Resource is directly related to a particular View, please select the View.
 
 
 
 
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What are Visionary Society Actions?

►   An Action Plan is part of every Topic. Meaningful action depends on understanding. Topics bring understanding and action together.
►   There are three kinds of Actions: Requests (to make Places better), Challenges (to decide to change your own life), and Projects (to create something new).
►   Actions should meet the basic Visionary Society Principles, such as Thoughtfulness and Compassion.
►   Actions must be Validated before they are available to be used by the community.

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Actions are a way to change something in the world based on understanding of the Topic.
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What is a Topic?
Topics are a way to reach the heart of any issue. Each Topic has Opinions, Resources and Actions. Opinions are opinions about the Topic. Resources is supporting evidence for these Opinions. Topics culminate in an Action Plan. Actions include Requests, Challenges and Projects. Support existing Actions, or add your own!
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