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The Unicist Sporting Spirit Catalyzes Evolution


The empowerment of the sporting spirit of a society is the driver of transgenerational evolution. It inhibits paternalism because it is centered on the actions of people. Sporting spirit is integrated by the spirit de corps, the spirit of self-criticism and the competitive spirit.

The “sporting spirit” of an individual empowers the spirit de corps and establishes an attitude towards action and conflict management, where the greater good provides a framework that ensures the functionality of actions.

The generational evolution can be influenced by introducing the sporting spirit in children and adolescents introducing some concepts that need to be accepted:

  1. “Today better than yesterday” is not an anarchic approach, it is an evolutionary approach.
  2. Learning from mistakes is basic in life. It requires using self-criticism.
  3. Self-criticism is not a critic exerted on oneself. It is the decision of improving what one is doing without needing that things fail to learn.
  4. Competing with the preceding generations is basic to generate evolution. But the competition has to occur in the real world, not in the hypothetical world of ideas.
  5. Creativity is based on knowledge, imagination is endless.

Adopting a sporting spirit in life is what drives the evolution of individuals and foster the evolution of the environment. It drives people towards an autonomous role that allows true participation and the building of synergy.

Sporting spirit requires sharing a greater good that drives the actions in an environment and provides a sense of belonging. It also requires to be motivated by what is being done. It sustains authoritative roles but leaves no room for paternalism and clientelism.

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute has been, since 1976, the pioneer in complexity science research where the Unicist Evolutionary Approach was developed.

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