I need say no more since most people probably realize that our world is changing, but changing into what we can only guess.
For me, it is only a watching game. If this happened during my work and creative times I would be without work and the wonderful people I worked with. Also, would I have been the student researching, studying and applying what I knew and learned about leadership, power and dialogue? Responding to what you believe you can do something about is very different than what we are all facing today.
I always placed demands on me. Even as a kid, work to earn a penny was essential and as my entrepreneurial spirit grew so did my need to have others join with me. As luck and cards would have it we prospered and grew in many ways. How blessed to have lived in times where zero could be turned into something substantial. Add to this the lessons I extracted from my experiences.
Having had this history it is essential that I (we) remain active and challenged. It is one good reason I began to write my one page essays. Apparently, I need to remain in contact with the beautiful people I worked with and my papers have proven to be a reasonably good vehicle.
So here is my next move. Anyone on my email list can write up to a half page essay on any subject except political. (Need I say why?) I’ll cut and paste what is sent and will attempt a response in return. If any others have a word or three to add so be it. At the least this represents a form of dialogue.
Kept away in my email are essays/comments written by others that I believe are worthy of being answered. Historically I do answer any and all, but some deserve to be more public. I’ll search them out and bring them back to life. Maybe I’ll agree and let it stand as is, or offer my look with the hope that anyone can do the same. Whatever? The important thing is that we are in touch, holding a written conversation and others may join in. Keep in mind that when it comes to dialogue agreement is not the issue, but understanding and candor is.
In closing I need to emphasize our absolute need to respect each other as the unique beings we each are. Seeing the world and events from one’s own perspective is a fact. Even if the facts are wrong people believe they are right. Dialogue demands that we understand this and their position even if we vehemently disagree. And so the World goes.
Tough and demanding times are what we are all in (the world). No easy answers, in fact no answers as of yet. Events rule: I’ve always thought and said so. Good leaders pay attention to this and learn and act accordingly. The bad and ugly leaders do not. Their egos rule their behavior and important events and the lessons held within simply come and go. And, so it goes. (KV)
Let’s see what our correspondence leads to. Only the doing will tell us. Sy
I have thoughts to write—————– I do so and now must wait————-agree or not, your turn.