Being considered a professional is important. But most of us are 'old' professionals, not old in age, but old in thinking style and approach to living. Old professionals separate science and spirit and think in terms of either/or - 'you're either for me, or against me.' New professionals connect science and spirit and think in both/and terms. Please read: The New Professionalism: Connecting Science and Spirit, available at www.WisdomAtWorkUSA.com.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
A Vision for the New Year and Beyond, Part 2
No more ‘trickle down,’ no more ‘survival of the fittest,’
no more ‘winner take all,’ no more ‘good guys and bad guys’—only guys and gals
doing their best, making mistakes and learning to do better, no more, ‘silent
majority’ or ‘99% and 1%’, no more heaven and hell, sinners and saints, and no
more religious and other justifications for discriminating against human
beings, no more ‘white trash’ or even the idea that human beings are disposable
and can even be trash, no more ‘if you want to make and omelet you’ve got to
break some eggs—none of that, only win/win, cooperation, compassion,
inclusiveness and community, honest and sincere gratitude, fearlessness and equal
Do we really need the so-called ‘criminal justice system’ to
work the way it does, so many lawyers, so many people in jail, so much
punishment and so little rehabilitation, so much inequality, rich guys and big
corporations getting away with god knows what and you and me going to jail for
wising off to a cop?
And the ‘educational system,’ how’s that working for you?
Happy with the quality of our schools and colleges? Think we’re getting value
for the dollar, especially in college? Does the best medical system in the
world (not) really need to be so expensive? Must we really have the biggest,
best most expensive military in the world? If we’re so great and strong
militarily, how come we’re still fucking around in Afghanistan
and worrying about Iran?
Seems like we’re not getting much value for what we’re
paying. The list of so-called ‘systems’ that aren’t systems and aren’t working
is the same as the list of ‘systems’ we rely on. We’ve patched them, bandaged
them, and covered gaping wounds with band aids. All of these ‘systems’ are
barely functioning and are being held together with bubble gum and duct tape.
It’s only a matter of time….