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« Reply #26: October 03, 2007, 05:28:51 pm »

I want to be clear that it is only the labels I take issue with -- not the rituals, not the experience, not even the structure. It is the labels that are the problem. I agree that labels may have benefits. But they also have drawbacks, no matter how well-intentioned; and I think the latter outweigh the former.

Anything have both benefits and drawbacks and different people will think the benefits outweigh the drawbacks and vice-versa. In any type of organized group, I think a reasonable amount organization (and the hierarchy any structure creates) is better than the alternatives. The wonderful goal of consensus decision-making and everyone pulling their share of the work rarely happens in non-structured groups. What you are more likely to end up with is either a tiny subset of the group actually doing the things that make the group work (even if they don't take the titles) or the group soon will fall apart as an effective group.
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