Welcome to the Bento Society. My name is Yancey Strickler.
I came across a fascinating video the other day.
A child tries to put together a Lego while his stress levels are shown on screen.
First we see how he feels while trying to do it by himself. Then we see how his feelings change when Mom starts helping.
I showed this video at last week’s Group Bento. Later a participant observed this same dynamic in their breakout group. Listen:
If you’re looking to lower your stress or feel connected to others, join one of this week’s events.
The Weekly Bento
Description: After setting the week’s priorities, participants will dive into an awareness-building experience in breakout groups.
Objectives: Increase self-awareness, curiosity, and active listening; set the week’s priorities
Sunday August 2, 2020
12pm EST (1 hour)
The Group Bento
Description: Dive deep into the challenges of a community member (or your own)
Objective: Engage active listening, creative problem-solving, communal consciousness
Wednesday August 5, 2020
3pm EST (1 hour)
The Retro Bento
Description: Reflect on the week in a relaxed social setting
Objective: Accountability, practice using the Bento, friendship and co-learning
Friday August 7, 2020
3pm EST (1 hour)
My friend Ana Andjelic and I made a video exploring value in a post-growth world. Watch:
Li Jin: “Unbundling Work From Employment”
Tim Robinson: “Universal Basic Income is Capitalism 2.0”
Toby Shorin on paid communities: “Come for the Network, Pay for the Tool”
New sports site “The Defector” has a fascinating ownership structure: all staff members equally own ~5% and a vote by 2/3rds of the staff results in leadership change.
Peace and love,
The Bento Society