Why Proximity Thinking?

Do we humans feel vibrantly alive? Are we meeting our challenges as well as we might? Doing so enjoyably? Individually and in groups? Could be better? Watch this three-minute video. You’ll see why things might not be going well, and how proximity thinking can help. I developed it. I hope it helps. I think it can.
—David Loughry

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Why proximity?
Many of our personal and shared situations have a group of elements related to the situation, whether those elements are people, places, things, ideas, feelings, relationships, groups, times, processes, or whatever else seems related to the situation. But we don’t have a frequent way of talking about, and relating to, a group of elements related to a situation. The word proximity, the meaning of which includes nearness in relationship, can help. In proximity thinking, the proximity consists of elements related or potentially related to a situation, in physical, mental and other ways. (For a slightly longer discussion, see the Quick Start page.)

What is ProxThink?
ProxThink is a proximity-focused framework for creativity, innovation, problem-solving, sustainability and living. Proximity thinking is thinking with this proximity-focused framework, which consists of some basic ideas, patterns, models and tools. Proximity thinking can be used in proximities which may be personal, interpersonal, organizational, market-oriented, local, regional, global, or unique to your situation.

Essence of ProxThink
The ProxThink framework mainly consists of three integrated parts: The Basics help us describe and discuss situations. The ProxPatterns are especially helpful for creativity, innovation and problem-solving. The Growth Model boosts collaboration and encourages growth for people who share a proximity.

What to Do or Try Next ...

To begin using ProxThink on your own, see New Visitors.

To begin using ProxThink with others, explore Let's ProxThink or our Shared Situation Guide, Workshops & Public Collaborations.

To see more videos, check out the ProxThink YouTube Channel.

To try a tool for triggering ideas (just one part of ProxThink) ...
Enter a word or phrase related to whatever you are considering, and click ProxThink Hints.
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