Subject: Tyranny of positivism? (Was: Reboot ECA) Date: : Sun, 18 Mar 2018 11:20:39 0100
From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: Amanda Jansen <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Tyranny of positivism? (Was: Reboot ECA) Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2018 11:20:39 +0100
On Sun, Mar 18, 2018 at 8:59 AM, Amanda Jansen <email@example.com> wrote: > Love the proposal Frederic. It is clear and takes out unnessecary emotions or the creation of new troubles in paradise.
Dear Amanda (and all) -
I am not sure what do you mean by:
- 1 'unnessecary emotions'
- maybe it refers to me being sad and disappointed by coordinators?
if so I really want to be in the space where emotions are freely expressed and not sustained to accommodate cultural norms of global north - no?
- 2 'the creation of new troubles in paradise'
- maybe refers to my calling out Madrid coordinators for unfriendly-take-over?
if so I really want to be clear with you that this is far from paradise... and doing trouble is absolutly part of growing up and learning.
> I like the pleading for a better representation of French and English speaking cultures both.
Please lets not limit it to these 2 as we experienced this with others languages/people presented (and maybe even more with absence of many) ...it is very clear that (over-represented) Dutch take a lot of space in English and especially when it comes to 'coordinating' the rest of NGO Europe.
> Positive note: everyone does find ECA valuable.
Lets be a bit more realistic ECA is potentially valuable, for some it is more effort (often wasted) than gain!
> Otherwise criticism would just fall away or be dropped.
Considering the silence for many months by many participants fall away/drop can actually be also considered as viable option and should be discussed as only things that can die - do live ;-)
> That means there is energy to work with and to make this a success.
I think your dedication to positive input is impressive. I would rather commit as critical contributor (withholding cynicism just a tiny bit longer) with creative inputs, than simulate. Hope that is fine also. Is it?
p.s. Please do not take this (only) personally I use your email to illustrate my point that We Are Different (it is easier to do it with you as we know each other a bit by now ;-) and this needs to be present, conscious, expressed and articulated.