Archie Kreager said:
> If everyone of those who believed that they were in the "have-nots"
> improved themselves 10% this year, what would the impact on our
> society be?
What an awesome thought! Listening to Michael Gerber about small
businesses, if we can save just 10% of the small businesses from going
bankrupt, the ripple effect would positively propel our economy! Can
you imagine the ripple effects if all the have-nots improved
themselves just 10%?
But what about the 'haves' -- lots of them aren't improving themselves
10% each year! If we can get the haves focused on continually
learning individually, as we do in learning organizations can you
imagine the ripple effect...as a person develops and grows, they can't
help wanting to reach out to their fellow human beings...the
have-nots...and help them grow!
(side-thought: developing learning individuals instead of learning
organizations...does that make sense? Instead of making the
organizations benefit, should we focus on making the individuals
benefit, and hence the organization? or are these just individuals
who have decided to live life to the fullest, and soak in every
experience and knowledge they are capable of?)
Another point about the haves vs the have-nots. Are the have-nots of
the 1990's in a better situation (more support, food, clothing...)
than 20 years ago...50 years...100? Is one of the problems in our
society is there are so many things to 'have' that we fill ourselves
with getting things before we realize that's not what we really need?
Helping people help themselves
(P.S. Some people have asked for my homepage recently. Here it is:
Learning-org -- An Internet Dialog on Learning Organizations For info: <firstname.lastname@example.org> -or- <http://world.std.com/~lo/>