Durosian Principles

The entire concept behind Durosia is supported by four key principles:

  1. Communication
  2. Collaboration
  3. Education
  4. Community

Communication

Communication should always be clear, concise, honest, open, and direct. By communicating in this way, we can break down barriers and resolve misunderstandings.

Clear and concise communication takes practice and knowledge. We need to know ourselves--our internal truths--and other's points of view so we can be sure we are communicating what we mean in ways our audience can understand.

Honest, open, and direct communication is something that we see all the time in children. As we grow older, we learn to be more sly in our dealings with others. We learn to lie, either to protect ourselves or others. This is behavior that has to be unlearned.

Collaboration

We are trained to think in terms of competition. We hear all the time of how limited some resources are and how we have to fight to get our part of that limited whole. In some cases, this may be true. In most, it is not.

In our lives, what we share enriches all we share it with. In turn, those people enrich our lives. The mere act of giving, of sharing, of contributing to the greater whole, increases the benefits to all.

A collaborative environment fosters relaxed, positive, open communication.

Education

Learning is an ongoing process. As long as we are alive, we are learning--whether we want to or not. Realizing this and taking control of this process allows us to learn more, better.

Teaching is an ongoing process. As long as we are interacting with others, we are teaching--whether we want to or not. Realizing this and taking control of this process allows everyone to grow more, better.

The education exchange of learning and teaching is one of the the driving forces of a thriving society.

Community

We do not exist in a vacuum. Humans are social creatures, made to interact best in small to medium sized groups. As a group gets larger, the ties in that group weaken and smaller groups form. Each of those smaller groups becomes its own community, naturally falling into a comfortable size for its members.

Communications, collaboration, and education occur on the community level first. From that base, the larget society grows. If the first level of community is dysfunctional or in conflict with other communities in the society, the society as a whole suffers.

We should do all we can to work together toward the betterment of our own community and then do what we can to make our community positively interact with those around us.