"Many cultures in the West advance heroic individualism. They reward individual power and individual charisma. We need to learn from community-oriented cultures that reward individuals for their ability to work in groups. . . . Teamwork involves spontaneous, organic consensus that sees everyone's view as part of the community. There can be no view that is against community. This type of consensus does not insist on one thing and repress another. It is an agreement to go for the time being in a certain direction and has no further significance. Be open, but don't insist that others be open too." Arnold Mindell