you pay others to give you help, they give a fair amount of help. Because the helper is
ignored, neutral help is of fair quality. This is the way most of us get help today. We hire it
or we buy it in the market place. When I go to McDonalds, I paythem five dollars to give
me help if the form of a meal.
a draw. He is unchanged by the act of helping you. Neutral relationships are ignoring and
static experiences. He is the same after helping as before. When you ignore those who help
you, this is why you get only mediocre help.
Sometimes I payothers to giveme help and sometimes otherspay me to givethem help.
We are both buyers and sellers of help
markets, shops, and restaurants — are all examples of neutral help. The yellow pages in
the telephone book are lists of places where you can purchase help. Capitalism’s fair
market is where you purchase neutral help. You buy help in the open market place at a
fair market exchange price. This is the modern free world where help is sold as products
and sell in the fair market, we are still depending on each other. Humans in neutral
relationship still depend on others to meet their needs. However in the fair market place
of neutrality, the helpers are anonymous. This anonymity is what allows us to feel
independent. Our belief systems in the Western ‘free’ world rest heavily on the core belief
in independence even while this belief is obviously false.
of relationship is conducted through a free and fair market with the honest exchange of
merchandise of good value at a fair price.
insure that the price is not too high or too low — to insure that neither party
goods and services. Neither seller nor buyer should be injured in the exchange. Products
should represent a good value and be sold at a fair price. All citizens are guaranteed
freedom from loss.
We purchase products anonymously, usually without knowing the seller’s name, or he
ours. When I enter McDonalds to purchase my lunch, I see only the product, the
hamburger stacked in the warmer. I ignore the clerk. I don’t know her name or her story. I
see the hamburger, that’s what I want. The clerk behind the counter ignores me. She
doesn’t know my name or my story. She sees my five dollars, that’s what she wants.
for a fair price. We will trade. We will speak the neutral words of the trading ritual. I
never knowing her name, she never knowing mine. “May I help you?” “Thank you and
have a nice day.” We trade.
of $5.00. My five dollars has a fair market value of $5.00. We trade fairly. Economically
nothing much has changed for me. I had five dollars in cash when I entered McDonalds,
and I left with five dollars worth of lunch. My net worth is the same.
strict economic sense, I am little changed by this exchange. In fair exchanges, $5.00 in cash
equals $5.00 in food. In fact, McDonalds created the lunch for less than $5.00, the fair
market price contains some profit for the seller. But, when I earned my $5.00, I did it by I
selling some product or service that cost me a little less. I’m entitled to a profit when I sell
products or services. That’s the neutral way.
Humans institute Neutrality to escape Adversity — to protect themselves from loss.
like the plants, will be ignored by the experience. We will be the same after the experience
as before. The advantageof changing from Adversity to Neutrality is not that we will win,
but rather that we will avoid losing.
avoid playing the adversary game. We are free to work without fear that others will hurt
us. We are free and independent citizens. We are free to create products or provide
services and sell those in the great market for a fair price.
Adversity. Humans using neutral organization are much more successful than those using
adversarial organization. Because human needs and wants are many and complex and
there is no way any individual can meet these needs, we have evolved the great market.
We operate as independent producers and consumers. Each neutral citizen is responsible
for purchasing their own needs and wants.
They barter to insure that the exchange is fair — to insure that the price is not too high or
too low — to insure that neither party loses. The open market of free enterprise generates a
zone of neutrality which markedly reduces adversary relations. Neutral systems gain a
marked production advantage over adversary systems. They are significantly more
productive. However, this is primarily because they are not adversary.
relationship. (1+1) = 2. When you pay others to help you, offering them a fair wage in an
atmosphere marked by indifference, the helper draws and will typically give you only
average quality help.
employer pays me just enough to keep me from quitting. Neutral relationships are
marked by accidental conflict, moderate effectiveness and average productivity.
When we obtain help from others by payment of money, we are entering into theProduct
Tensegrity. Now in the Fair Market, productsare the actionswe need to purchase to meet
ourneeds. Products include knowingin the form of expertise, consultation, and
counseling. Products includeactionin the form of physical labor and services. And
products include leverslike tools, appliances, automobiles, computers, homes, food, etc.,
etc., created by action to meet our needs.
the fair market by sellers for sale to buyers who only occasionally purchase them. And so
we see the emergence of theProduct Tensegrity. Productsare continuously available
and pullingon the buyer to enter the fair market, but the buyer is only occasionally
interested in making a purchase. Many of our stores are open 24 hours a day, seven days a
week, 52 weeks a year — continuously pulling. But, I only shop on Friday afternoons —
discontinuously pushinginto the fair market.
fair market — the greater the numbers of buyers and sellers , the more stable are prices
and supplies of commodities. Recall the natural Needs-Action Tensegrity of Life. Needs
are continuously pulling on me take action to meet them.
the discontinuous pushof the actionstaken to meet those needs. Some of the actions are
our own, but most of the actions are the giftsof others.
Receivers of Help
Givers of Help
self is a receiver of help. Sometimes otheris a giver of help. Sometimes otheris a receiver
me help, and sometimes I am the seller accepting payment to give my help to others.
continuously available to accept payment to give their help to others. For an
INTERdependent species like humanity that means that the Receivers of help are the
active members. The givers of help must be continuously available to discontinuous
buying whims of the receivers of help.
Receivers of Help
Givers of Help
have theGivers of Helpand Receivers of Help. TheSellersis paidto give helpin the
form of theiractions to meet theneedsof the Buyers.
*Givers of Help
*Receivers of Help
buyers are the active members. The sellers are continuously available to meet the needs of
the buyers. For an INTERdependent species like humanity that means that the Receivers of
help are the active members. The givers of help must be continuously available to the
discontinuous buying whims of the receivers of help. The buyers are in control.
As a trader in the Product Tensegrity, I am continuously selling my help and
discontinuously buying help from others. As a seller I am courteous to the buyer because
I want his repeat business. But my focus in selling my product for as high a price as I can
get to make a good profit. As a buyer, I am civil to seller. But, I am seeking a bargain. I
want to pay as little as I can for the product. I definitely don' want to pay too much.
Although we usually act in a friendly manner, we are not really friends.16
stage in the evolution of our species. Neutrality does not make us independent, it simply
hides our INTERdependence in the anonymity of the fair market. Our human culture is
evolving and becoming evermore complex, it is time now to move beyond Neutrality. It is
time to embrace Synergy.
them in return. The givers of help trust that their gift of help will generate trust in those
who receive their gifts and a desire to help the givers in return. Synergic help is when we
help each other by working together. We make sure that whenever anyone helps us, they
also benefit and find themselves helped in return. Synergic helpthen is that help attracted
by giving help to others. It is help attracted by co-Operating with others — working
together to solve mutual problems.
the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked."17
their plenty will supply what you need. Then there will be equality."18
who has food should do the same."20
world, is beginning to again draw the attention of those working for the Synergic
18Jesus of Nazareth, New Testament of the Holy Bible (NIV) 2Corinthians 8:14
19Jesus of Nazareth, New Testament of the Holy Bible (NIV) Proverbs 1:14
20John the Baptist, New Testament of the Holy Bible (NIV) Luke 3:11
21Synergic Evolution— The term evolution is used in place of the expected word revolution because