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What are Vadi Agreements?
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Differences arise as people collaborate and manage resources, as well as interact and go about daily living. A Vadi Agreement can help them deal with differences. Such agreements can range from very formal to very casual.
There can be differences in resources, skills, knowledge, results, experiences, connections, assets, tools, talents, effort or other elements. Different people bring different elements to situations, and get different elements from situations.
We invite you to adopt the related standards in the Growth Model, of which Vadi Agreements are a part. If you do, we ask you to ProxReward us as a part of our IP Deal, for pioneering the standards. For more, see Adopt (r]. Thank you.
Vadi is pronounced vah'dee. Vadi Agreements are based upon three concepts:
2. Differences often have value. What makes differences valuable is often how they, in a Core Idea sense, help elements, relationships and the proximity better relate to each other. Different elements, relationships and proximities often support each other, sustain each other, co-create, co-adapt, co-evolve etc. What is a natural output of one may be an input for another. Valuable differences can be sources of energy, interest, entertainment, usefulness, meaning, fulfillment, happiness and productive collaboration. [[link to more examples?]]
3. We may want some valuable differences to persist, adapt and change as needed. In other words, we may want to make an effort to keep some valuable differences in a proximity or situation. So taking a cue from the Core Idea, we may want to change elements, other relationships or the proximity to keep some valuable differences.
With the above in mind, Vadi Agreements could include these elements:
1. Acknowledge differences.
2. Understand which differences have value in the proximity. Some differences may have little value from a ProxPatterns perspective and/or in a Core Idea sense. Others may have great value. Also needed are ongoing efforts to re-evaluate which differences remain valuable, and which newer differences are valuable.
3. Develop relationships and agreements for ways valuable differences can persist, adapt and change as needed. Whether used more explicitly or casually, the practices of and ideas behind the Core Idea, ProxPatterns, ProxSets, and ProxRewards can help us create relationships and agreements in which valuable differences persist, adapt and change as needed. Keep in mind that the proximity is flexible, and that perspectives vary with different proximities or ProxSets. Again, the ways these are practiced can range from very formal to very casual.
Part 3 of both the Concepts section and the Elements of a Vadi Agreement section above gets to the heart of what relating in a ProxPatterns way can and does achieve. And, what the Growth Model is about. In other words, the challenge of developing relationships and agreements for ways valuable differences can persist, adapt and change as needed is a challenge highly suited to the use of ProxPatterns. Some of these challenges are met to various extents in market economies at micro and macro levels, as well as in various other proximities. We can start using Vadi Agreements in more situations and different aspects of situations. For other perspectives and related discussions, see Context and More Context.
[[to come: commentary about how many things in life are Vadi Agreements, even including agreements with yourself]]
Kinds and Formats
Of course, many different kinds and formats of agreements are possible using the same Vadi Agreement concepts and agreement elements above. This is true especially given the diversity of examples of Vadi Agreements mentioned above.
Basic and Simple Format
A Vadi Agreement may be as simple and basic as the following:
We'll collaborate to try to make progress on our shared situation, and to create, adapt and/or maintain the valuable differences we seek. Our shared situation is _______________. The valuable differences we seek to create, adapt and/or maintain are ________________. Possible proxri are _______________. Possible ProxMonitors are ________________. Our RelatePoints are ________________.
Traditional Formats with Twists
Agreements might take any of the formal or informal formats used in the examples section above. However, you might shift the emphasis of traditional agreements towards these things:
The Vadi Agreement formats used on the ProxThink site are in some sense experimental and still evolving. However, below is some analysis and a generalized format for two of the agreements.
Our Collaboration Deal and IP Deal are structured in the format described below, which may be one that you or others want to adopt or adapt. In contrast, our Proxri Deal uses a slightly different format, which seemed appropriate. Also remember that since Vadi Agreements can range from formal to casual, they may be less structured or even unspoken.
Our Collaboration Deal and IP Deal have four main parts: an overview, the user rewards, the proximity of the deal, and ways to reward in return as the user chooses. Matching these up with the concepts and elements of a Vadi Agreement above, you find: overview (parts 1, 2, 3), user rewards (parts 1, 2), proximity of the deal (parts 1, 2, 3), ways to reward in return as the user chooses (part 3). Generalizing these slightly, for example using "people" instead of "user," we get the following:
Proximity of the Agreement
Ways to Reward in Return
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