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The Mycotopia Foundation - Declaration of Contribution


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#1 Zen_

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 12:47 AM

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Something we have been working on for some time is a way to properly articulate the commitment we have for all of you. As curators of one man's legacy we are bound to serve it to the best of our abilities, and to demonstrate through our actions the ways in which we care and show compassion for other human beings. 

 

We decided to set out on a journey into the deepest depths of history of our community, to writings and teachings of Hippie3 that pre-date Mycotopia, and to find a set of guiding principals that we collectively felt resonated with everything this place has stood for over the years. Our take on the Hippie3-isms that helped create and define what Mycotopia means.

 

Every staff member, new and old, has and must agree to this Declaration of Contribution. It's a simple matter of putting into the world what we want to get out of it. We are here to serve the community, to serve you, and to ensure the continuation of an idea to spread knowledge and peace to all.

 

We invite you to join us on this journey of discovery and pledge to do your best to move the community forward in a positive direction. To be contributors to our legacy. To promote knowledge and compassion to all.

 

Please feel free to comment and let us know what you think. Everything is fluid as we actively create our future.

 

~namaste

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So how do we want the world to look?

 

Declaration of Contribution

I will make good things happen for other people

For those here now and those who come after us

 

I will be resourceful and responsible

 

 

Love People

I Will Contribute

Be a part of the solution. Do your work the way you wish everyone else would do their work for you.

 

I Will Be Kind

Have concern and respect for others. To be on the receiving end of kindness is refreshing.

 

I Will Be Patient

Give others the time you'd like to be given. 

 

I Will Be Honest

Have truthful conversations.

 

I Will Encourage People

Give confidence and support freely.

 

I Will Apologize & Forgive

Say you're sorry & accept I'm sorry.

 

I Will Thank People

Enjoy the work of others, show your gratitude.

 

 

Remember

Excuses Distract

Embrace your challenges. Instead of dwelling on the difficulties to accomplish something, give your energy and attention to what needs to be done. Stay with how you can ... rather than indulging in why you can't.

 

Drama Drains

Choose truth. Hold back on adding unnecessary emotion to a situation. Avoid exaggerating the positive or negative of anything or anyone. Be thoughtful, optimistic, and encouraging.

 

Complaints Bore

Create solutions. Shake off useless thoughts and statements of entitlement and resignation. Need to vent? Do it privately. Be results-focused. Inspire personal responsibility.

 

 

Demonstrate Leadership

I will care about the people I work with

I will involve them the way I'd like to be involved

I will treat them the way I'd like to be treated


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 01:22 AM

Great job Zen! With those guidelines I couldn't be happier to be a part of this team! I have a similar message posted in my office and break room. But I think you have nailed it with few extra comments under "Remember". I am proud to be a part of this team and to serve this community under these guidelines.
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Posted 29 April 2016 - 01:36 AM

I'm in, and proud to be so.... :)

Edit: I do better with guide lines like this. It seems more about following the path, then arriving at a destination.

Edited by Juthro, 29 April 2016 - 01:40 AM.

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 08:53 AM

Beautiful. Mycotopia is the best site I have ever seen on the net, its the people and their commitment  to doing good that
makes this a sanctuary.


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 07:30 PM

what can i say? Word!


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Posted 30 April 2016 - 05:36 PM

I love it!!

Namaste' indeed!
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Posted 30 April 2016 - 05:53 PM

Namaste

 

I wish I would have been part of this commnity in the Hippie3 days and able to have had a conversation with him or two. I like what I read and try my best in my private life and so do I on mycotopia.

The past two months were challenging because I moved from the big city to a farm, just started my first permaculture project and will hopefully start my apprenticeship as a Permaculture Designer  at the end of this year.

 

I will spend more time here as time passes and remember that..

 

..everytime I sow seeds..

..everytime I cook with mushrooms at my job..

..everytime when I have conversations about spirituality, botanics and "alternative" lifestyles

 

you guys and girls are on my mind, always on my mind.

 

Greetings, blessings, love


Edited by Neptunechild, 30 April 2016 - 05:54 PM.

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#8 PsyBearknot

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 12:08 PM

This was good for me to read today

To remind me I can take what we stand for in this community
and apply it IRL and at work.

I read something that resonated with me from a member who has returned. He made statements of how topia helped him become a better person and he likes that person who he had become.

It's odd this OMC life. In world of nameless faces and creatively deceptive Screen names and avatars where so easy is it to slip into lies and fantasies I strive to be as real and as good as a person I can be. but IRL I hide in the shadows away from contact just wanting to be left alone.
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#9 BuckarooBanzai

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 04:12 AM

Yeppers. I'm all in with that.

It sounds a little bit like a motivational poster but it's actually quite inspirational - it works.

Nice words man. Words to live by in fact.
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Posted 02 May 2016 - 07:21 PM

let's walk the walk..... all of us !!!  always, all ways.....


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Posted 03 May 2016 - 04:19 AM

Thank to this forum,  wonderful place.


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#12 niemandgeist

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 11:35 AM

I was discharged from a short-term mental hospital just over one week ago. This was the first hospitalization where I was fully stabilized and 95% normal before even going into it. I just couldn't afford one of the two medications I take for bipolar disorder so, predictably, shit hit the fan in a manic/weird/confused way. I've been through much worse. This was a vacation for me.

 

It was really, really, really interesting being basically "non-loony" in a loony-bin with all of my past experiences in mental health treatment to draw upon.

 

I basically brought the positivity that Zen_ put forth in the first post in this thread.

 

A BIG big thing for people was just sitting around at a table and coloring, maybe chatting here and there, but mostly just DOING something. There was one guy who needed very strong stimuli (dude chewed ice for pleasure) in order to get through the day, and by encouraging him to join us and color he developed a very unique style of coloring that is unlike anything I've seen before. It really helped him, too. We never said much to one another, but he assured me he just had stuff going on and saying anything or doing anything helped.

 

There were a lot of younger, attractive women in the facility. I've been doing this since age 17 so I understand that it's tough for women. So most of them felt safer in our coloring group during free-time. We had something to do and nobody bothered us. I have a younger sister, am close with my mother, and like to think that I care for everyone; in that sort of environment people are taken advantage of by other patients, and it's not something that staff are wise to, so I helped to prevent a lot of bad by talking in confidence with staff and just by giving everyone a safe space to be left alone.

 

I was able to share my experiences with newbies dealing with mental illness, the 18, 19, and 20-ish-year-olds. I was able to help the older people understand it and not be afraid, too. Basically I attended every single group each day and put my best forth. Nevermind the fact that if I didn't keep busy I'd "lose it." It was nice to do some good in there.

 

I had to deal with some uncomfortable situations, such as being viewed/eyed up as a piece of meat by a same-sex patient (very uncomfortable!) and being liked way, way too much by a 19-year-old who was going-on-14. I can't deal with that stuff at nearly 34. Someone like that is a child to me and to hear what came out of her mouth and what was going on... All I can say is that I hope she chooses treatment, stays away from the drugs, and remembers what a nice guy is like and that's what she deserves --- a nice guy who's going to get to know her and be her friend. As a matter of fact I hope she learns she can be friends with guys BEFORE things get "that serious" and even being friends can be awesome.

 

Yep. I've seen a lot. I was in a place where I was "unsick" where a LOT of people were mentally sick, where I HAVE been VERY VERY VERY mentally sick in the past. It was really a fucking TRIP to be in there.

 

Also I met this completely interesting, yet nearly unhinged dude in there and I told him about this forum and my username. I hope that dude is doing well, too. Dude was very well-versed in simple growing of bud and mushroom cultivation and we had a lot of interests in there. Would love to chat with him again some day.

 

So yeah...

 

In general it's always a good idea to contribute positively to community and just try to be supportive and help those who are in need.


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Posted 25 May 2016 - 05:02 PM

this place is awesome so much information!!


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Posted 26 May 2016 - 02:10 AM

This site is going to be my new favorite second home! So much positive vices just from this one forum! I feel so mich "welcome home" vibes!
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Posted 26 May 2016 - 11:04 AM

I hope very much to continue to contribute to the Neglect Tek method if my next few grows go well. I hope to take more photos and start to put my know-how into a "Neglect Tek" chapter or few for that freebook I've been talking about for a while. I hope MLBJammer will put his know-how and experience into it, too, and I really hope that others here will contribute their own chapters on different growing methods and stuff. I need new photos of some successful in vitro grows to start on this.

 

I also hope to keep making more poetry and art and making other contributions here.

 

Once I get back on the work schedule I really want to donate a few bucks to keep this place running again as well.


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Posted 01 July 2016 - 09:23 PM

Hi, new member here! The declaration rings so true and it is something I practice on the daily though as a human I fail occasionally. The reason I registered was to lay down a truth on a topic I am googling which stands without proper closure but I am a probate and cannot post there. I Like this site, seems good natured enough for me to partcipate without lurker trolls muddying up good discussion. Greetings from Miami
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Posted 02 July 2016 - 09:17 PM

Hi, new member here! The declaration rings so true and it is something I practice on the daily though as a human I fail occasionally. The reason I registered was to lay down a truth on a topic I am googling which stands without proper closure but I am a probate and cannot post there. I Like this site, seems good natured enough for me to partcipate without lurker trolls muddying up good discussion. Greetings from Miami

you can post in the Welcome Mat, introduce yourself, few posts you will be clear to post in the other forums


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Posted 03 July 2016 - 07:09 AM

Honestly the premise made me a little wary but once I read the content of the Declaration I I did a 180.  I'm in.


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Posted 05 July 2016 - 08:06 PM

Only my 5th or 6th time at this site, spent a few hours reading posts, and first time reading the declaration. I totally love getting lost in all the diffrent topics, this is a very cool website! Namaste!
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Posted 06 July 2016 - 09:54 PM

When someone asks me what I do I can tell them I volunteer at the Mycotopia Foundation.


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