There are a few young locals whose views, aims and efforts I respect. But while, en masse, youth grow more vocal in calling for their chance to steer the leader-ship — speaking of the vision youth would bring to it — most seem interested in the same two portfolios, the Ministry of Entertainment and the … Continue reading Youth On Leadership. The Same Ole Lip.
We exert exhausting effort to right the adverse impacts of "the way it is". We strive to help the underprivileged, the disadvantaged... the damaged. There's our food-feeding, clothing-donating, mid-incarceration counseling, there's even fundraising efforts, but all efforts focus on changing outcomes without actually changing "the way it is". While these are important, where are the … Continue reading Good Doing or Undoing?
People barely wield sufficient power over their own lives yet the kind of changes I go on and on about require plenty more power. We believe we are too small and our influence too trivial to affect "the way it is". But the way we are, are the atoms of which our reality is composited. … Continue reading You (Are) Matter
I was a facilitator in 2012 for an entrepreneurship and employability training programme. One of the pre-programme activities was a community walk-through where we engaged community members, shared details of the forthcoming opportunity, gauged interest, got commitments and encouraged people to spread the word. While canvassing, we came upon a young boy playing in the … Continue reading For A Price
Listen: N/A The Flood Lyrics Written by Ervin Welsh We ignore small issues until they rage, unabated, through society like water from a collapsed dam. Then, drowning in repercussions of willful neglect, we wrestle frantically to stay afloat. Shrieks of desperation pierce the open air in search for a saviour. Unsung heroes wrest us from … Continue reading The Flood
The future lives today as vividly on the pages of conceptual works as it will tomorrow, a world our five senses can perceive. Brilliant projections from inventive minds daring to create mentally what they had not yet experienced in the physical. The transition has already been made from think and ink, to piloting, of an … Continue reading Under Construction: Highway to He____
Things such as these which we take for granted create just the right environment for the wrong things.
"Thinking outside the box", we say, is thinking differently. But is "the box" what's been done or how it's been done in a limited context? Or is there another degree of difference to be achieved if we let go of all the things we take for granted, all our assumptions and submissions that this or … Continue reading Thinking Outside the Box About Thinking Outside the Box
Question: Where should we draw the line in sharing love? Answer: Who said there were lines?
This isn't hard to see, it just takes caring to look.
We spend so much time either trying to change people or begging them to say the same - the way we like. We need to give people room to breathe and see where in their transformation our likes and dislikes fall and embrace both so far as it doesn't compromise our values. There's something special … Continue reading Fulfillment In the Finer Things (Part 3) – Differences
Specialization is not a problem, it's how we approach it that is. From the beginning we reduce people to much less than they can be, rather than allow them to develop their fullest self, then focus on that which they most value. This approach has many more individual and collective benefits.
Spend more time on the delivery than the message. Both are valuable but one is indeed more valuable than the other.
When the vision is flawed, achieving it is not as good as it would appear.