In a word, it’s math. If you want an intrinsic solution you can count on, it has to contain the mathematics of what is intrinsic. It has to contain correct mathematical thinking about people.
Most solutions approach people’s unpredictability as a nuisance. Intrinsic Solutions encompass people’s unpredictability as a resource. – Christina Marshall
Our philosophical approach is guided by I>E>S, that is, prioritize intrinsic value more than extrinsic value and prioritize extrinsic value more than systemic value, while maintaining the essential value of all three value domains.
Prioritizing intrinsic value enhances a person’s aliveness and unique contribution and is the starting point and continuing framework for what is good for that person and good for people. Anything that interferes with the expression of a person’s intrinsic value interferes with a person’s aliveness and unique contribution and diminishes the value potential that would otherwise be good for that person and good for people.
The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives. – Albert Schweitzer
The Imperative of I>E>S
I>E>S not only tells us how to create good solutions for people, it also tells us how to create peace on earth. To achieve these good solutions for people, awareness of, skill for, and knowledge about intrinsic value and intrinsic valuing (the “I” in I>E>S) is an imperative in that it makes accessible to people the order of priorities that are good for life. That is the intrinsic solution.