Morya Short

Hartley Wintney, United Kingdom

About Morya

Bio

My background is in web development/design, HR training and recruitment, hypnotherapy and writing. I have taken a break from all that to start POSE. Two ideas behind POSE are that to effect sustainable evolution we need to change personally, organisationally and socially and that good profits, flourishing people and planet are not mutually exclusive goals. To facilitate these changes POSE intends to use mass collaboration and research to create actionable measurable solutions.

Our first program is based on personal flourishing and consists of workshops designed to increase well-being and create a framework for cultivating a more meaningful life.The virtues that make my life meaningful are creativity, appreciation, compassion, humility, nurture and courage.

www.ipose.co

I'm passionate about

mass collaboration on a global scale, the antidote for consumption addiction, the pursuit of fairness and fulfilment

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How to set up a social enterprise in the UK I need to know :), mass collaboration, virtues as a framework for a more meaningful life

Comments & conversations

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Posted over 1 year ago
What say each country has a fundraiser to reduce its national debt
I agree, of course I would have to find those people first then make changes to the voting system so they had a chance in hell of getting elected. Which leads me back to wondering if people and technology powered solutions might work to improve things without using the old political routes. What do you think? could be use technology to share ideas, come up with workable solutions and bypass governments?
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Morya Short
Posted over 1 year ago
What say each country has a fundraiser to reduce its national debt
Thanks Jason. I think that is a good suggestion. I guess i am worried about the not being able to pay it back bit. On balance many of the responses to this idea have centred around two main themes. 1. lack of trust in the government (no specific government just all of them) to use the money well. 2. The debt being someone elses responsibility. Both not unresonable thoughts. My motivation in putting forward the idea was firstly to see what people think about the massive national debt which many countries are holding. Do people see it as a distablising factor in the world economy or not? Mostly not it seems. Also the way politics works in the UK for me at least leaves me feeling helpless and hopeless. The political parties talking about political apathy like voting would make a difference, not for me it wouldn't. At the same time I really believe taking some action even a small one nationally and perhaps global is a way if nothing else to stave off feelings of helplessness. I am still in the research phase on that of course.
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Posted over 1 year ago
Don't you think that Christmas lights waste huge energy ?
For the last few years now whenever I see christmas lights and christmas cards I feel anxious. For me they represent humanities inability to work together to solve a global problem. Even if someone is not 100% convinced humans can effect global warming or that the earth will eventually run out of resources, surely that person would be want to hedge their bets and reduce consumption and co2? Instead it seems we cling to these traditions like they really, really matter. Here is what I think matters about humans: compassion, appreciation, forgiveness, humility, unnovativenss/cretivity, nuture, and courage. These I would say are our oldest traditions. These require no cards and no sparkly lights. Sure, I like sparkly lights but would I trade them for a chance at a more secure future for my children? Hell yes. I know it's going to take more than getting rid of christmas lights and cards but why not go for the low hanging fruit first?
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Morya Short
Posted over 1 year ago
What do you conserve?
Hi Jamie, here is a quick list of what we have tried at our house: 1. changed all the lights to energy efficient ones 2. Upgraded insulation in roof and walls. 3. Added double glassing. 4. Turn down heat 5. Recylce as much as possible 6. avoid buying things with too much packaging. 7. donate unwanted stuff. 8. Use wormery for organic kitchen waste. 9. Take shopping bags to the supermarket. This is what I have tried so far what I plan to do next is: 1. Take my own reusable produce bags to supermarkets. 2. Remove packaging on items at the supermarket and leave it with them. These are small things I know but I hope better then nothing. Hope this helps the enviroment and your project :)
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Posted over 1 year ago
Competition or Collaboration?
Thanks Pabitra. I think it is a paradigm shift. This maybe of course because I REALLY WANT IT TO BE :) Not that collaboration is a new thing at all we have always collaborated, but I think there is a myth of competition. In a smiliar way to the myth of talent, I think we (the media mainly :)) have run away with the idea that we are all motivated to win and be first, be number one. But while I am sure that is true for some, other people are just looking for some meaningful work to do. Also there seems to be a tendancy to attribute success to competition but hidden beneath that layer is a whole lot of collaboration. I like to think if we stop competing so much and started sharing and collaborating more we will astound ourselves with what we can accomplish.
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Morya Short
Posted over 1 year ago
Competition or Collaboration?
I am hoping we are going to collaborate to thrive not just survive. Collaboration is our greatest strength as far as I can see and now because of some really great technology we can collabrate on a massive scale.