the depth of relationship between the individuals in a system determines the strength of the system
⚘ adrienne maree brown
I believe that no more than four - possibly even three - distinct "channels" or learning exchanges could contain all the resources needed for real learning. The child grows up in a world of things, surrounded by people who serve as models for skills and values. They finds peers who challenge them to argue, to compete, to cooperate, and to understand; and if the child is lucky, they are exposed to confrontation or criticism by an experienced elder who really cares. Things, models, peers, and elders are four resources each of which requires a different type of arrangement to ensure that everybody has ample access to it.
⚘ Ivan Illich, Deschooling Society
Interbeing encourages us to recognize our interconnectedness and to cultivate compassion and understanding towards all beings. It invites us to view ourselves not as separate entities but as part of an intricate web of relationships.