Saturday, March 2, 2013

What We Need

... have a keen appreciation for the ironies all around you.
... develop a knowing sense of humor that allows you to see through the superficiality in your world and its false virtue.
... notice that things are often the opposite of what they appear to be, and
... use your wits to avoid being led along by naive, one-dimensional interpretations of experience.
(Thomas Moore, Dark Nights Of The Soul, p. 103)

What we need most are men who are willing to be social entrepreneurs -- men who will try out new ... approaches to the crises

  • in education, 
  • n health care, 
  • in race relations, 
  • [in levying taxes, creating a budget and running local and federal government], 

social innovators who will find out what governments can do, and then make them do it.
(Peter Drucker in Understanding Men's Passages by Gail Sheehy with addition in square brackets by Richard E. Henthorn, p. 120)
2 March 2013

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