The Lifestyle System
Auravana Project: Societal Specification Standard
This publication is the Lifestyle System for a community-type society. A lifestyle system describes the common behavioral orientations and interests of individuals among society, while identifying the cycles to which they entrain and that make up the daily motion of their lives. A lifestyle is how individuals spend their time; it is their pattern of living in the world as expressed by their activities, interests, and fundamental understandings about work and play. In part, a lifestyle refers to the decided timing of activities in individuals’ lives. This standard provides a reasoned reflection on the lifestyle of individuals in a community-type society. It logically derives and discursively argues for a life experience that all humanity has in common. Humans participate in communities of practice, we all have interests and needs, we all contribute through our participation, we all seek self-integration and self-development, we are all active sometimes and inactive at other times, we all discover and adapt through our experiences, we all have routine patterns of behavior, and we all entrain to a cycle(s). Herein, learning is something individuals do through life experience and something which influences life experience. What would your life be like in community where goods and services are coordinated to be accessible without the need for any form of exchange or coercion? What is an optimal way of living in the world? It is interesting to think about what a lifestyle might be like in a society oriented toward self-development and contribution, and not stratified by age and the power positioning of oneself over others.
This document was prepared by the the Auravana Project team, composed of project coordinators and working group members. The articles in this document were prepared by their associated working groups.
Version Accepted: June 2020
Acceptance Event: Project coordinator acceptance
Last Working Integration Point: Project coordinator integration
License: CC BY 4.0