This is for better as healthier, more regenerative, economic and political health advocates. We begin with a request for proposals from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, with a March 23, 2017 deadline.
With that, or some other health-regenerative, rather than pathology-degenerative, Purpose in mind, here is an excerpt from George Lakoff’s “The Political Mind: A Cognitive Scientist’s Guide to your Brain and its Politics” but including my own private/public health-related ‘both-and’ notations in brackets, which I hope will not be too distracting to be useful:
How the Rational [WinLose Competitive LeftBrain Dominant] Actor Model Contradicts Real [Left/Right Bicameral] Reason
This is a book about real [bicameral re-centering] reason–what the cognitive sciences have discovered about how we really [regeneratively-positive and degeneratively-negative] think [and feel]. So far we have seen that we think in terms of [evolving WinWin nutritional] frames, [regenerative/degenerative] narratives, [ecological-nurturing flow-trend] metaphors, [multicultural] metonymies, and [choice-tree WinWin patriarchal/matriarchal Left/RightBrain] prototypes. The rational actor model is itself defined by metaphors, and its stylized [ego/eco-bilateral structural] facts [with inductive trust, mistrust, distrust feelings] are defined by [landscape of organic network, reverse-hierarchical, WinWin choicemaking-tree bilateral] frames. But [organic ecological network] frame-based and [creolization, Jane Anna Gordon] metaphorical [WinWin] thought are largely [inductive-nonlanguaged RightBrain] unconscious and reflexive, while the calculative thought of the rational actor model is [deductive-languaged LeftBrain dominant] conscious and [bilaterally, bicamerally, binomially co-arising] reflective. If you limit what you mean by ‘reason’ to [deductive-only] conscious reflective thought, you might very well be led to believe that the rational [positive-affective co-empathic] actor model [co-facilitative regenerative-reiterative mentor], or something [positive-regenerative WinWin ecopolitical] like it, might define [bicameral] rationality. That is, you might see such a [WinWin Gaming WisdomCouncil] model as defining the rational [bilateral thought/feeling] structure of [empathically trusted health v pathology] reality as well as human [metric-algorithmic-ecological] rationality–allowing human [bicameral] beings to fit their [LeftBrain EgoCentering] reason to the [RightBrain EcoFlow Inductive Feeling] rationality of the [ecopolitically nutritious] world and hence survive [Left WinLose assumption] and thrive [Right WinWin polypathic health-regenerate trust].
…The [bicameral] rational actor model is a [polypathic discernment and dialogue, communication] product of real [health-wealth optimization] reason. But the [WinWin Gaming Patriarchal/Matriarchal Network] model itself makes the inherent claim that [organic] reason does not involve either [mechanistic] metaphors or [merely metric and abstractly languaged] frames. It therefore cannot [not] be a[n ecological] model of real [interdependent WinWin] human [cooperative-dominant rather than competitive] reason. And moreover, when we study the [political health as economic wealth] metaphors, [eco-network gaming] frames, and what [regeneratively/degeneratively] follows from them, we can see the limitations and possible dangers [of LeftBrain Deductive Enculturation Dominance], as well as the [health-optimization, cooperative thrival outcome] benefits, of applying such [ecologically bicameral nutritional-regenerative as also ecopolitical empowerment/disempowerment health] models [of and for WinWin EarthCentered internal and external climates and landscapes of regenerative health, and not so much LeftBrain Dominant degenerating WinLose pathology].
pp. 220-221, Penguin
If anyone else out there sees bicameral health-wealth wisdom investing in our shared cooperative WinWin Ego/EcoLogical regenerative-positive/degenerative-negative trend analysis, leading to large-scale Both-And, rather than Either-Or, matriarchal (reverse-patriarchal mutual subsidiarity of nutritional flow-empowerment) choice-developing cooperative health-rooted decision trees, as you explore your own interior psyches, and your discussions with family and friends and aliens and other surprising and curious mixtures of health and safety defensive-progressive ambivalence, maybe we should try to bring this WinWin WisdomCouncil to global ecopolitical cooperative scale, for everyone’s current and future health and safety.
Gerald Dillenbeck MPA, M.Div. EcoPolitical CoOperative Health-Wealth GameSystem Designer, as are we all, at least biologically speaking