Basics

  • Basics
    • Foundation — most general concept and strategy.
    • Terms — four most basic interrelated terms.
    • Tools — conceptual tools for focus and relating to situations.

For describing and discussing situations.

Quick
The Basics help us describe and discuss situations, and are used with the ProxPatterns and the Growth Model. The Basics include a Foundation, a few Terms and some Tools.

Complete
The Basics help us describe and discuss situations, and are used with the ProxPatterns and the Growth Model. The Basics include a Foundation, a few Terms and some Tools. The Foundation includes an Underlying Concept and a Core Idea. The Underlying Concept, which is that being is about relating, is used in the Core Idea. The Core Idea a basic strategy for situations. We can talk about practically anything in basic ways with just four Terms, which are: Situation, Element, Relationship and Proximity. The Tools include ProxSet and ProxPattern, which work with the Terms to help with the Core Idea. ProxSets provide focus. A single ProxPattern describes ways elements can or do relate in the proximity of a situation, and the ProxThink ProxPatterns are an integrated group of related patterns for relating to situations. The interactive ProxThink Hints, which are built with the ProxPatterns, are also considered tools.

Tip
You can often benefit from ProxThink without understanding every definition. Why? Because ProxThink uses fairly basic words in pretty typical ways.