drill to exercise the awareness of the support
or non-support of a piece of reality. For two or more
people. You can practice it at a party, in school, in the office and everywhere
Ask every person who wants to participate
to pick up a chair.
Have them move
all chairs together so that they
nearly touch at one corner.
Put a book, a sheet of paper or another
unbreakable object into the middle,
so that it is supported by each of the chairs.
Now ask the participating people to slowly
pull out their chair.
Let them do it one by one, not all at the same time.
After most of the chairs are gone, as the
next chair goes out, have
them watch the book drop to the floor.
Repeat the drill, but now use a piece of
paper on which you have written a thing that all of you who participate in the
drill really don't like in your society. Have a look at some
social habits and some
patterns to get an idea about what to write onto the paper, but use
an item that is known to all of you from your own life.
As the participating people pull out their
chairs under the paper, ask them to get the idea that it is
their support they are pulling back
from underneath the cultural pattern they
do not like - not just a wooden chair from underneath a piece of paper.
Discuss the exercise with the people who
have participated until they feel good about it or have some
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