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A conscious acknowledgement of our common purpose as fulfilment without harm so we may organise ourselves, our justice systems, our economies, our organisations, and our societies to enable our pursuit of it. The organising principle of fulfilment without harm must override the pursuit of money and/or power. Specifically: (more...)

Monday, June 14, 2010


Pursuing fulfilment without harm leads to free and fair competition, competition in which we realise our potential but do not harm other’s. It is a struggle to be ourselves, not a struggle against each other.

When we compete, we must not harm. To harm is the wrong way, it contravenes the principle of no harm. The right way is to compete by doing our own best in our own way, not by denigrating or excluding others.

Fair competition in open and free markets, according to the principle of no harm, facilitates the realisation of our potential. Competition tells us who is better at different things and what methods produce the best results. Competition provides a driver for improvement. It helps us find niches where we are best and avoid those where we are worst. Competition is an important, democratic method of sorting and filtering effort and stimulating improvement without central planning or control.

Competition in markets and in trade is not a zero sum game. There are no absolute winners or losers. It is not a game with a fixed beginning and end. It is unending and time independent, the options endless and plays continuous. It is about doing better and finding what we are best at, not winning. Only those of following the wrong way (of money with harm) try to win absolutely by putting others out of business, by harming.

[Excerpt from The Common Purpose Manifesto]

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