response point 5
More on this later, but the instant you decide to decrease in size, you, your future members' experiences, and your past servants' legacies are FUCKED, and the foundation many others toiled to lay will have proven to be not nearly as mighty as they may have thought.
UPDATE: The conversation is delicious, and I'll weigh in more thoroughly tomorrow. A birthday party tonight got in the way. Keep the thoughts coming, here, there, there, or on your own blog. Let's try to keep the conversations on target (whatever the target of that exact conversation may be - some are focused around slightly different points), progressive, and DARING. Push your brain hard.