WELL in rehearsal we’ve been conducting a couple of town meetings surrounding the topic of whether or not the people in the town should time travel back to the 1970s to live on a farm together, and what the charter of their new community should be. To add to the challenge, all decisions needed to be made based on consensus.
I guess, though, I can begin to understand what a difficult job Congresss has – I mean, you have some people who “don’t want to be forced to participate” while others are keen on there being a daily group meditation retreat, early in the morning! What if some people are morning people, and others are late night people? What then? Some people are interested in working hard and feeling connected to the earth, while others fear the draining effort of farming might prevent them from pursuing other interests, like weaving baskets and doing laundry. And worst of all, once you’ve all settled on a plot of land to occupy, if it turns out there are crystals in the ground, how do you reach consensus about what to do with them – do you try to use them for healing purposes, or sell them, as the basis for a new business model?
GOD governing is SO HARD.