Talk of the economy is everywhere. It's a major focus of the elections. It's at the top of everyone's head – especially those who have lost jobs – or are afraid they might lose their jobs. It's a major concern for those who have lost homes and are very much concerned about how they're going to get their children through college. And, it's a sore spot for seniors who are desperately trying to survive.
The common thread that runs through too much of the talk is, "Someone's got to do something!!!"
Well, that's true. But, who, I ask, can do that "something" better than you and me? There's so much work out there that we will never get it all done – not if we want to rectify all the troubles that beset us.
Why isn't it getting done? What's it going to take for us to get past all the negativity, pointing fingers and "can't" thinking? Every single person has the potential to make a difference. It doesn't matter if they're yellow, orange or purple. It doesn' t matter if they can only walk on their hands or peel onions. It doesn't matter if they smile pretty and have perfect teeth. And it doesn't matter if they know how to work on a PC rather than a MAC. This old world needs every one of us.
it's time to start thinking creatively.
We have some serious challenges facing us right now (I think we can all agree on that). It's true, right now, many are feeling impotent. But, for every challenge there is at least one solution. Usually there are many solutions, each when added up can make a significant difference. We can find those solutions when we start thinking creatively. The solutions may not be obvious and they may not be what we expect. That doesn't matter. What does matter is: Can we finally start thinking creatively and allowing everyone to contribute?