An Exercise (not too much of a descriptive title)
I'd got this idea from a LiveJournal community Lishie/I are part of (fragmentedminds) and I thought I'd take it to here for a discussion.
You have a class of people, and as a group exercise you wish to show them what it is like to be multiple/median. How would you go about doing such an exercise?
Personally (if I was to teach someone of our situation) I would:
- Get two, four, six or more volunteers to pair up, and connect them by tying the ankle of one person to the other partner's with rope (like one would go about in a three-legged race). There's a small length of rope between the pair so there can be a little distance, but not too much.
- One partner is 'A' and is 'the core' - the one who has a final say in what the couple do. The other person is 'B', but still has his/her own strength and personality.
- As a class, give the couple/s a situation; for example, someone said something impolite or nasty. 'A', the 'core' is trying to think what to do, but 'B' continually suggests possible solutions that 'A' may not want to follow.
- 6 hours, together. Yes, including going to the bathroom, and breaktimes/lunchtimes (I'm not cruel enough to say '24 hours together' - and that'd be quite inaccurate, as I do 'go to sleep' or become unconscious. Lishie always is the one to stay conscious). Either partner can rest, or not pay attention to the surroundings around them, but only ONE partner can do that at a time. If 'B' is resting, 'A' has to stay alert.
That is ... the closest I can come up with for our situation. Maybe Lishie will think differently, if so she may make her own response. *shrug*
What would you do?
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