(Original draft: January 15, 2009, revised August 1, 2011)
Mission: To discover who is really walking the walk for unity in the U.S.A.
Objective: To discover to what extent various individuals and sub-groups within a given locale embody the characteristics necessary to be active agents of community unity in the U.S.A.
Minimum interviewees needed -- 400 by Labor Day, 2015!Study to be conducted over the coming four years, September, 2011 -- December 31, 2015. The names of all interviewees are kept strictly confidential and become the joint property of the New Horizons Support Network, Inc. and Ms. Rosen-Jones. To participate in this study or for further information on it, Ms. Rosen-Jones can be reached at her cell phone, 240.409.5347, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hoped for outcome: Discovering that Gandhi’s quote, as follows, is actively embodied by the majority of the citizens of the U.S.A.:
“We do best to begin by carving out territories or zones of peace in our personal relations where violence and deceit won’t be used.”Scope of Study -
Population: Includes 4 sub-groups of the population within a 100 mile radius of the Washington, D.C. White House.
1. 25-100 adult persons participating in either Alcoholics or Narcotics Anonymous who have sponsors, do daily, active work on the Twelve Steps (i.e. prayers, meetings, writing out questions and journaling on the steps etc., particularly steps four through twelve) and have 2 or more years clean and sober time.
2. 25-100 adult persons who do not participate in AA or NA and do not presently have or ever have had an identifiable drug or alcohol abuse problem and do have regular, daily, disciplined body, mind, spirit practice (i.e. average daily minimum one hour prayer, meditation, reading, contemplation).
3. 25-100 adult persons who do not fit into the above two categories and who may comfortably consider themselves to be constituents of middle America or the silent majority.
4. 25-100 adult persons who do not fit the above three categories. These participants will consider themselves to be relatively high achieving-oriented members of society who may or may not occasionally/moderately drink or use recreational drugs and have a proactive peace activism orientation.
Method: 1 – 4 personal (face-to-face and on phone) interviews of 1.5 to 2 hours each.
Donations: Interview participants are invited to donate $25 (optional) per interview session to help defray the cost of the study.
Study handbook. "Surviving Addictions" (1991)
Copies available here courtesy Of Saba Direct
The Study of the Possible Human in the Society Surrounding the Washington, D.C. White House
(Copyright, M. Anastasia Rosen-Jones, January, 2009)