Integrated Human

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An 'integrated human' is a generalist working towards development in all areas; this encompasses the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. This person is driven by autonomy, mastery, and purpose, based on the highest good of all.

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. -- Robert A. Heinlein


Physical

The integrated human recognizes their body as a part of their person (not the sum). They are intentional to maintain the level of health necessary to have a positive impact upon the world.

  • Healthy Nutrition. Food is your medicine.
  • Quality sleep and rest
  • Physical Fitness
  • Flexibility, Agility, Endurance, Healthy body, healthy mind
  • Ability to engage in intense activity AND deep relaxation. Understanding when rest or intense activity are needed, and being able to switch readily between these two states as needed
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Understanding the implications of the Time Scale of Human Regeneration - in that diligence can build the body, fix crooked bones, and even fix a broken mind

Mental

  • Open mindedness and humility. Lack of ego that allows one to learn constantly. Curiosity as opposed to a know-it-all attitude.
  • Thirst for Knowledge that enables lifelong learning, such that getting older means getting ever wiser and more valuable to the community
  • Critical thinking, Researching skills
  • Willpower to do physical and mental work to get things done
  • Awareness, insight, and intuition
  • Desire for self determination. See Self-Determination Theory.
  • Acceptance of Abundance as a way of life as opposed to Scarcity, Greed and Theft
  • Knowledge or intuition of how the world works
  • Follow the golden rule, treat others as you would wish to be treated
  • Forethought, good judgment
  • Able to work independently or to cooperate with others
  • Focus, concentration, mental discipline and positive inner dialogue. Positive psychology.

Emotional/Spiritual

  • High self-esteem. Self assured, not dependent on what others think. Understanding one's importance, and trifling insignificance.
  • Nonviolent Communication
  • Emotions are controlled, they do not control
  • Empathy and Compassion
  • Respect for one's self and others
  • Independent but Cooperative
  • Productive mindset, as opposed to a consumer mentality
  • Able to honestly change mind based on facts, not hung up on ego attached to something
  • Resilient "survivor" personality, able to thrive in challenging conditions
  • Accepts other people as they are, no one can force another to change, individuals can only change themselves
  • Looks past the superficial surface of things to try to see the core, the true nature
  • Can take direction, can give direction
  • Mindset capable of seeing the big picture, and a connection to something much greater than oneself. Seeing one's role within the universe.

Spiritual

  • Spiritual (different than but compatible with religious)
  • Intuition, informed by knowledge
  • Meditation or reflection
  • Understanding that peace is a choice, not an ideology

Practical

  • Skills of effective Management of resources
  • Ability to build a community or small civilization with sound governance and operations
  • Ability to manage an organization or enterprise
  • ability to build things
  • Literacy and Numeracy