Intelligence is how we maintain a semblance of understanding of and appropriate engagement with relevant realities and energies present in our complex, changing world. So tap into intelligence that is more than individual rationality. Work with any diverse cognitive capacities that can help us generate collective wisdom.
EXPLICIT SUSTAINABILITY FACTORS
Sustainability involves maintaining our existence and functionality. In environmental economics it is described as the capacity to meet current needs without undermining the ability of future generations to meet their needs. So pay special attention to our relationship to the ongoing wellbeing of our shared world in all that we do.
WISE DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES
Institutions are the ways we have things set up. They are particular structures and practices, guidelines and expectations, that shape everything we do. And a political system is largely about such institutions. So set things up so that citizens can engage in public activity that effectively helps realize collective wisdom.
In a wise democracy we know we are all in this together. Not only do we share our destiny, but we possess the resources to co-create a better shared destiny if we work together. So support anything that helps us come together effectively without losing our uniqueness and diversity. Make that the norm.
(These can also manifest in groups or in the whole society.)
So much of wise democracy depends on group dynamics, culture, systems and power dynamics. But individual qualities and capacities that serve wholeness are vital and can also characterize those larger contexts. So invite, support and honor people who bring greater life, flow, and insight to the adventure of being collectively wiser than we are individually.