There is power in expressing preferences and making choices. There is also power in creating the options we choose among, in knowing why we choose, in having the capacity to choose and good means for choosing, and in having information and conversations where wise choices become obvious. So support the fullness of informed conscious choice in individual and collective lives.
Related: Capacitance, Constraints on Concentrated Power, Deliberation, Generative Interaction, Full Spectrum Information, Integrity and Authenticity, Proposals Emergent, Self-Organization
Examples and resources: Preference voting, Disagreement voting, Proportional representation, Choice-creating conversation, Circle Forward’s Consent approach
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Choice is fundamental to freedom and democracy, but is too often manipulated, constrained, meaningless, ignorant, or overwhelming. So help people practice democratic choice not as facile choosing among unworthy options defined elsewhere, but as a powerful co-creative discovery of how to realistically meet their significant needs in ways benign for other lives involved.