Our Defining Words
- The interchange of ideas between two or more points across time, space, form, and distance – and beyond time, space, form, and distance – such that:
- The sender is able to send the idea completely
- The receiver is able to receive the idea and duplicate it completely
- The receiver is able to send a reply that shows the sender that the sender’s idea is heard or experienced
- Space or time passes, and the opportunity for more communication opens up
- The quality or ability of a human being who is able to:
- Take, cause, or supervise activities and actions of oneself and/or of another
- Track series of actions of oneself or of another and give reporting of it
- Give a statement explaining actions of oneself or of another
- Be willing to accept the consequences for actions of oneself or that of another
- Take actions and corrective actions
- Acknowledge and assume the responsibility for actions, products, services, decisions, and policies
- A job, duty, honor, or obligation that one is consciously aware of, such that one is able and willing to:
- Know it or get to know it
- Reach for it or choose to reach for it
- Truly care for it
- Own it
- Be aware of it or be willing to become aware of all of the consequences that come from it
- Authentically choose this job, duty, honor, and/or obligation
- Know what is right for it and wrong for it
- Assume the role that is required for it
- Take actions that are appropriate for it
- Invent and cause results for that job, duty, honor, or obligation that are consistent with it
EQUIVALENCE OF HUMAN BEINGS
- Equivalence means a state or a situation where two or more of “something” are essentially equal and interchangeable but are not exact duplicates — where there is an opportunity for interchangeability.
- For example, in mathematics, 1+3 = 2+2. However, simply by looking at the numbers, one is able to realize that “1+3” is not really an exact duplicate of “2+2.” It is equivalent. It is interchangeable but it is not the same.
- In the domain of human beings, while two human beings can do the same job and there is interchangeability in function, the result is not the same. So, in SH Business Group, we say that two people can be equivalent and jobs can be done by another. However, no human being is ever “replaceable.” They are not the same person.
- So, there are no two individual human beings who are exact, equal duplicates of each other, ever. However, they could achieve equivalence if those individuals seek out equivalence.
- You could have two people be equivalent to one human being in function, but that does not mean that any human being is “replaceable” in life.
- We can live from equivalence when we:
- Distinguish and acknowledge our own and others’ strengths and weaknesses
- Exist and live from the awareness that we are neither better, nor worse, than any other human being
- Go beyond the duality of positions and embrace the context of wholeness
- Acknowledge that every human being has the potential to achieve their own brand of greatness
- Continuously train ourselves and seek knowledge and partnership
- Seek to provide an environment of equivalence for others where they too can shine in their own unique way