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.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Let's Not Throw Out the Baby With the Bathwater
The Christian Science
Monitor Magazine’s December 24 issue has an American gratitude list going
“Despite talk of two Americas
and secessionist petitions (hundreds of thousands have signed them for every
state in the Union), it is inconceivable that
we will have another civil war. Second, the assessment of American decline is
not as persuasive as it might appear, depending, as it does, on the ‘good old
days’ being as rosy as many people recall [which they weren’t]. [And tho] the US
is often said to have achieved ‘hegemony’—having its own way, after WWII, only
to have become impotent in recent years this period was rife with setbacks.
“The US accounts for roughly a fifth of gross world product,
has the world’s only reserve currency, maintains a higher-education system that
attracts the most international students, and nurtures and entrepreneurial
environment that continues to entice many of the world’s most creative
thinkers. [Also] the US is aging much less quickly than countries like Japan
Brzezinski tells a story of a top Chinese policymaker quipping, ‘please, let America
not decline too quickly.’”
We have lot’s to do, lots to live up to and lot’s to do it
with. We’ve made mistakes and will make more and have to see those mistakes
clearly, then we can use our strengths to overcome our weaknesses. Let’s not
throw the baby out with the bath water.