The shared purpose and shared worldview are collaboration’s most unacknowledged determinants. Butterfly Communities open project aims for collaboration. Therefore, it aims for a shared worldview and a shared purpose for its members.
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work but rather, teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea,” pointed out Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the French writer who wrote The Little Prince.
Our Planet is a living system. This is our worldview. Therefore, aligning with Nature principles, we are aiming to co-create a fairer world resembling rather a living ecosystem harmoniously integrated into the planetary ecosystem. This is our larger purpose. Our goal is to create diverse human-scale communities, self-sufficient and self-governed. Does this purpose make sense to you? Would you like to co-create a fairer alternative social space? Do you want to be part of a more ecological economic approach?
It is obvious that only the people who share the same principles will be able to collaborate effectively. Our mission is to inspire people to come together in efficient ways. The Open Project we crafted for you to join is based on a specific worldview and has a clear purpose. You have to decide for yourself if you resonate with Butterfly Communities’ worldview and purpose. By joining the emerging Butterfly Community, you can be sure you are joining a community of people that share the same purpose, values and vision as you.
Having a shared purpose for our communities means that our individual values and mission are aligned. It is not necessary that our individual worldviews or purposes to be identical, but rather to be complementary.
Butterfly Communities will be a place where members’ needs, aspirations, purposes and values will be complementary. Therefore, Butterfly Communities is an alternative social space that is not divided into social classes. It is not torn by group interests. Community governance cannot be hijacked by interest groups, because there are no such groups. At the human-scale level, people know each other and adopt collaborative, equitable and moral life strategies on their own – because such strategies prove successful in communities where the interest of individuals is aligned with the interest of the community as a whole.