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An 'integrated human' is a generalist working towards developing their skill set in all areas of human andeavor. This encompasses the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. This person is driven by autonomy, mastery, and purpose, based on the highest good of all. In practice, such a person is striving to make the world a better place by working on Pressing World Issues in a substantial, long-term way via Movement Entrepreneurship - building their skill sets to have significant impact on improving humanity's role in the universe. This is just a byproduct of one having achieved psychological maturation at a good level of personal development - as in Self-Determination Theory [1]. the quest for enlightenment, where one recognizes that We Are All In It Together. An integrated human understands the value of stepping out of silos and taking on a holistic approach, tackling issues from all disciplines in a way that each discipline informs another to provide better solutions. This involves finding bridges between mental, physical, and spiritual approaches, observing that these are just different aspects of the whole, and never in conflict with one another.


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. Read Nathaniel Branden for a modern perspective on self-esteem
  • 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. Creativity comes from silence.
  • Understanding that peace is a choice, not an ideology

Practical

  • Skills of effective management of resources
  • Ability to provide ehtical leadership, with sound governance and operations
  • Ability to manage an organization or enterprise
  • Ability to build things
  • Literacy and Numeracy, and more belief in science than magic

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