Peacock, pheasant & turkey feathers.
Mathematical thinking is not what many perceive it to be; boring. In fact, Mathematical thinking is a way of enhancing creativity, of problem solving in real life situations. Fundamentally, Maths is Quality in Relationships.
I’m paraphrasing Mark Todd, of the Ockham Collective, after hearing him interviewed on National Radio. Here is a Mathematician who is using his thinking to create positive solutions and contributions to society.
Systemic thinking looks at the big picture – at how the parts of a system relate. A healthy system contains parts that are connected, that have balance, order and belonging. When this happens the system can relax and be well-functioning.
Our bodies are systems. Our families. Our communities. Our country is a system.
Disorders can be healed with a healthy bond. Joham Hari says, “The opposite of addiction is connection. Addiction is not a substance disorder, it’s a social disorder”. A systemic disorder.
So when parts relate to each other with compassion and connection, something new and whole can arise – even squares from circles!
What would it look like if we would more frequently included the excluded, and relate to each other with connected compassion?