Here’s a super short overview. If you’ve seen this first part before, please keep reading, as the page provides more and more details.
Proxri (pronounced prox’ree) is short for one or more ProxRewards, which are rewards that relate elements in the proximity, and are often made with the proximity in mind. Basically, you consider your enjoyment and benefits (from my projects, art, photos, writing, websites, etc.), your circumstances, my circumstances, and some related people and circumstances, and then proxri as appropriate. Proxri may include money, things, services, relationships, actions, etc.
Here’s a little more about the process of considering the situation and making a proxri.
Consider the proximity of the situation:
1) Consider your enjoyment and benefits. Do you like the work (project, art, photo, writing, website, etc.)? Does it help you, engage you, or do something for your surroundings, situation, business or life?
2) Consider your circumstances. Are you able to provide a reward?
3) Consider my circumstances.
4) Consider the people who helped you become aware of my work. These people may deserve a reward too. Consider their circumstances as well.
5) Consider the circumstances of the wider world beyond the people in points 1 through 4 above.
The next step is to proxri:
If, based on your considerations above, you want to provide a proxri, then do so. If you want to proxri those who helped bring this work into your life, or the wider world related to this situation, do that too.
If you would like to know more, the rest of this page goes into much more detail. I want to relate to you in a different and hopefully better way. This is a Proxri Deal, and it is inspired by the ProxThink Growth Model. Proxri Deals work well with sharing and networks like the web. Sharing usually takes caring. Part of that caring is considering the proximity of this situation, which includes your enjoyment and benefits, your circumstances, my circumstances, and some related people and circumstances. That’s why it’s called a ProxReward, since you take the proximity into consideration. Specifically, a proxri (short for ProxReward) is a reward which relates elements in the proximity, in this case the proximity of the Proxri Deal. The essence of the deal below is a way to convey and remember the basic idea of a Proxri Deal. Below that is the Proximity of the Proxri Deal.
1) Key Elements
• Our Relationship
• Your Rewards
• My ProxMonitor
• Other Elements
2) Our Requests
• Essence of Deal
• Keep this Proxri Deal with Our Relationship
• Help Grow the Proximity in Five Ways
• How to Proxri
Below you will find details for the parts of the proximity above.
1) Key Elements
I propose a relationship focused around this site. There are three key parts:
a) Your exposure to, and usage of, the Site Resources provided,
b) Our interactions, and
c) Our collaboration.
Site Resources – Definition
The Site Resources of this site are the words and media (images, audio, video, etc.) as well as the ideas, concepts and innovations.
Site Resources – Exposure and Usage
You may use or be exposed to the Site Resources in diverse ways, and benefit and be rewarded by your use or exposure. Note that usage includes all manner of publishing, distributing and broadcasting. The word “you” should be broadly construed to include individuals, groups, organizations, businesses, institutions and so on. The word “may” in the rest of this paragraph is used in the sense of “it will possibly happen” and also “you are allowed to,” provided you honor this Proxri Deal. Your exposure and use may be primarily related to this site, or more indirectly related, including but not limited to both formal and casual social and technological networks. In other words, our relationship exists wherever and however you are exposed to or use the Site Resources, and so our Proxri Deal is in effect as well. You may enjoy and consider the Site Resources as presented, or you may use the Site Resources to create or generate other results. Some examples: You may view Site Resources here; download them; copy them; publish them or broadcast them; see them published or broadcast; hear someone talking about them; see them in a search or feed; use or modify them to create or generate other creative works, ideas, products, services, innovations or financial results; or use, learn about, or relate to the Site Resources in a variety of other ways.
Ongoing interactions are part of our relationship. Our ongoing interactions may be via this site, email, blog, via various social or technological networks, or any other means, whether direct or indirect.
Collaboration may be part of our relationship. Together, we may jointly create, adapt or modify Site Resources, Our Interactions, Our Collaboration, Our Relationship and various other elements and relationships.
Your rewards from Our Relationship may be financial, practical, personal, emotional, intellectual, interpersonal, tangible or a variety of other kinds. Your rewards from Our Relationship may vary widely, helping you personally or helping various proximities you are a part of. How has Our Relationship helped you? What rewards has Our Relationship helped you create or generate?
Consider other potentially related elements such as time, money, people, networks, institutions, skills, beliefs, knowledge, intuition, energy, feelings, ideas, groups, relationships, processes, assets, other resources, etc.
Please keep this Proxri Deal with Our Relationship. Why? I ask other people in the proximity of Our Relationship to abide by this Proxri Deal as well. This way, they will know how I relate to people, and how I ask them to relate to people as well.
Related to the parts of Our Relationship, please keep this Proxri Deal with your relationships in these situations:
a) When other people are exposed to or use Our Relationship or the Site Resources via some relationship with you.
b) When you interact with other people in ways related to Our Relationship or Our Interactions.
c) When you collaborate with others in ways related to Our Relationship or Our Collaboration.
For formal situations, please provide a formal reference to our Proxri Deal, such as keeping it with a computer file (such as copied web page, text, file, image, etc.) or physical document, or providing a link to it. For more informal situations, please keep this Proxri Deal in mind, mention it, and honor the spirit of it, so other people may do so also. Ask them to as well. Especially keep the essence of the deal with our relationship, which is: As you find our relationship rewarding, proxri with the proximity in mind.
b) Let other people know how Our Relationship and the Site Resources have helped and rewarded you, how you proxried me, and how they might find Our Relationship and the Site Resources helpful or rewarding.
c) Consider ways we might collaborate.
e) For my creation of ProxThink and the ProxThink Growth Model, please proxri me for developing, pioneering and promoting these new ways of growing and relating.
How to Proxri
A proxri (short for ProxReward) is a reward which relates elements in the proximity, in this case the Proximity of the Proxri Deal. As mentioned in Our Relationship, no matter how you directly or indirectly use or are exposed to Our Relationship and the Site Resources, the essence of the Proxri Deal applies. The essence of the deal is: As you find our relationship rewarding, proxri with the proximity in mind.
Proxri (or ProxRewards) are not only money. Any proxri that is not money is a custom proxri. Here are some suggestions for custom proxri. Also, honoring our requests to Keep this Proxri Deal with Our Relationship, and Help Grow the Proximity in Five Ways, are kinds of proxri as well.
Thank you for being part of a new way to relate!