“With reciprocity all things do not need to be equal in order for acceptance and mutuality to thrive. If equality is evoked as the only standard by which it is deemed acceptable for people to meet across boundaries and create community, then there is little hope. Fortunately, mutuality is a more constructive and positive foundation for the building of ties that allow for differences in status, position, power, and privilege whether determined by race, class, sexuality, religion, or nationality.”
The Core Values of Rising Commons include:
Promoting place-based social and cultural change as a business role model.
Balancing humor, humility, and a sense of mutual stewardship with the surrounding world.
Respecting the social and spatial needs of our neighbors, their families, and their businesses.
Creating wealth through trust, accountability, and health.
Committing to relationships derived from communication, mutual support, and personal growth.
Cultivating personal opportunities through a culture of learning and innovation.