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Towards the increase of Flexibility in people's minds
(and Primary Prevention of Drugs Addiction)

"The main topic today could said to be the increase of flexibility in people's brains and the paradigm for change - "flexibility" here being meant as the opposite of fundamentalism.
How may the family pattern of educative communication be influential in improving open-mindedness and flexibility from childhood onwards? The proper know-how might be obvious enough to You. But to most families, it isn't.
I explain it as a new knowledge of the language problems which are faced by the people of today.

According to Bertrand Russell's "Theory of the Logical Levels", many Social Problems with hard solution [1]- from drug addiction to the ecological crisis, to politics, to the cultural standards - might be better and sooner solved if they were faced not only in the Up level of the Authorities, but also in the Down logical level of the common people's open-mindedness. Students should keep in mind that the Effectiveness of Communication depends on the listener's flexibility [2], rather than on the speaker's power.
This new view of communication opens up the concept of the Negative Language [3].
The stakes are high, because each lack in flexibility is a source of sicknesses: according to Hippocrates' teachings, a subsequent "Lessened Flexibility Syndrome" [4] can be prevented by increasing the flexibility of people's minds. Moreover, the first educative communication pattern for flexibility - opening children's minds towards autonomy and self-realization - is most effective in avoiding discomfort in the Youth of today and their eventual transgression towards drug addiction [5].
Flexibility in mind should be a basic tool for everybody all over the world who wishes to overcome fundamentalism and perform changes. I have succeeded in rationalizing the Role of the Family communication patterning in building Flexibility in People's minds [6]. Parents are not yet aware of this know-how as an opportunity for children and the growing human society they contribute to. Parents must be informed [7], of course, and I am working toward this goal with an "Objective Project" [8], now b
ecome European Socrates Project [8-bis]:
would you like to partecipate?

Because in a world that changes more and more rapidly,
it is not so important to start the journey on the right foot,
from the positive more than from the negative side of words.
The best way is to be flexible as we move forwards".


Dr. Rossin has ultimately developed his educative proposal in order to give it the utmost propagation through the internet, aiming at addressing the parents all over the world. Along the way, he has become a founding member of WDDM, Worldwide Direct Democracy Movement.
"Participatory Democracy requires people's flexibility, as their bottom-up attitude to take upon themselves the conscious responsibility for any policy change " he says [11, 12]. In the course of this, dr.R. has naturally come to cooperate with ISPO, the International Simultaneous Policy Organization (http://www.simpol.org), as John Bunzl, ISPO's founder, said:
"…top-down policies with bottom-up origins are the only ones that function effectively".

Antonio Rossin's writings are:

1. Logical Levels and social problems with hard solution
2. Communication effectiveness depends on the listener's flexibility
3. Truth, belief and the Negative Language
4. The Lessened Flexibility Syndrome, LFS
5. Drugs: what has to be said to Peter?
6. The role of family language patterns in building flexibility in people's minds
7. The Word and the Health
8. The Objective Flexibility
8-bis The European Project
9. Pragmatic Cybernetics
10. Psychoanalysis and Educative Research
11. Advancing Democracy from grassroots bottom-up
12. The Grassroot Bottom-up Approach to Democracy
13. Triadic Communication
14. The Fascist Side of the Golden Rule
15. "Presentation" - by Kerry Miller [**]
16. The Damaging Role of Psychotherapists in Undermining Democracy

17. The Einstein Project
18. Democracy or Fundamentalism: which education model?

and, in Italian language:

19. "Droga&Famiglia", Zielo ed, Padova 199O (book) ISBN 88.85689.13.2
20. "L'Anapesto - elementi di Linguaggio Negativo", Ed Paideia Florence, 2000, ISBN 88.87410.10.0

[**]
The "Presentation" of the book "L'Anapesto" has been originally written into English by Kerry Miller.

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Antonio Rossin
Neurologist - Family Doctor
45010, Ca' Vendramin (RO)
Italy
www.flexible-learning.org

Last update: 05/08/07