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How could we live together better? By living how, in what form or way, do we get the most out of our shared co-existence, do we perform better, do we enjoy life more? If we were to start over with the human race and societies, how would we better design the nuclei that form them?

Is family, this globally most well established social structure, the most efficient, the most love spreading, the most natural way to start our lives and, following this, spend most of our time in? If yes, in which of its forms? Family has been conceived differently throughout time and in different cultures. How can we support this institution better? If no, what is a different living proposition?

Are the groups we spend our time in (i.e. schools, organisations, dorms, bands, neighborhoods, broader societies, the smaller teams we may belong, etc) the most practical, the most educational, or most sustainable ones as they stand in their current form, or could it be that by trying alternative propositions on any of these groups or environments, we could either absorb more external knowledge, collaborate more efficiently, experience more emotional stability and acceptance, or generally gain more in any aspect? For a moment or a lifetime, these groups become our family.

Do you have a perspective, story or idea you this is (In TED's words) worth spreading?

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  • Opened on: 7th June 2012
  • Closed on: 31st July 2012
  • Notification date: 31st August 2012



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