a person (or group) with some form of ownership in an area can interact with other residents in 3 ways.
the Godling acts as the undisputed owner and master of the area. they enforce the rules as they see fit, and their actions cannot be questioned. they believe that they alone know what is best for the area and the people. the Godling exhibits a deep sense of hierarchal order, elitism and entitlement similar to Confucianism and 'The Art of War'. the people may be allowed participation, but it will be limited to that which fits the vision of the Godling. there is no true freedom in this area.
the Guardian is the protector of the laws of the area, as well as protecting people from each other. they enforce the rules and will censor people that they perceive as threatening or inappropriate. the idea of prevention is the basis of their methods. their motivations can be benevolent; seeking peace and harmony similar to Buddhism. however, a sterile environment is also a stagnant one; lacking ideas that are outside of the mainstream.
the Guide is the teacher and companion of an area. they are the collectors and keepers of knowledge, constantly teaching and learning from others. to them, the area belongs to the people. the Guide demonstrates and nurtures positive paths. conflict is considered an essential part of evolution and is allowed to resolve peacefullly. the area is truly FREE, but with dangers.
this scenario is independent of scale and can describe any similar situation. this goes all the way from governments to internet forums to families. try thinking about all of your own experiences in terms of these 3 models.
so which have you been? which have you experienced? which would you live with?