The Mission Explained – Part I – The Foundation

There is the realization that corporations, organizations, and institutions – not individuals starting up new websites – are the entities that generally create mission statements.  The fact that one has been published in no way suggests thoughts of self grandeur.  In fact it is quite the contrary, but that will be covered in another piece.  It can be derived from the short paragraph that no real parameters have been set for this space.  However, there is a foundation that is desired to be built upon so that the end goal can be achieved in what is perceived to be the best way possible.  Part One of explaining the mission statement focuses on the foundation and the three pillars hopefully always adhered to in rationality, logic, and conceptualization.

Rationality is meant in terms of rational thought, in fact quite the contrary.  Sometimes the topics, or the way something is explained is going to be perhaps somewhat out there.  However, that does not mean the writings or ensuing discussion need to include people being irrational with each other.  There are not many productive conversations that include shouting, name calling, or anything of that nature.  This space will strive for a high level of decorum through the inevitability of different ideas, perspectives, and thought process.

Logic does not necessarily mean that content is always going to have iron-clad grounded reasoning behind it (see above).  However, the content produced, and following conversation, should have a standard where there is some basis of structure or continuity.

Conceptualization is going to be a major aspect of the content.  The writing produced will take a mostly conceptual form (the author’s mind heavily operates in this capacity) which is desired to create a more open-ended and possibly more entertaining atmosphere.

While these three different words and their intended meanings have been presented separately, there is a connection probably already figured out.  Being that most of the writing will be conceptual in nature, any topic can bubble a wide range of emotion and disagreement.  Therefore it is a major responsibility to produce respectful content (the qualifier here is that not all people are happy all of the time) but when there is a difference in opinion or underlying philosophy about a topic, it is argued out in a productive manner.  Utilizing logic in a conceptual platform can present a major challenge (even more than keeping everyone happy perhaps) but is a nice high bar to set.  If all three come together, there is a strong possibility that -while not always agreed upon- well formulated conclusions can be fleshed out, creating a victory for thought, and everyone involved.

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