After viewing this 60 Minutes feature, I got to thinking. Please take a few minutes to watch it, or to refresh your own memory. As you do, try to imagine how you would deal with a similar situation.
“If you’re not part of the solution,
you’re part of the problem.”
Before this became a radical 60’s slogan, it was a philosophical concept, based in Biblical, Asian and ancient Africa thought. Unfortunately, it’s also an inescapable truth. As our shared societal challenges become more pressing, it becomes increasingly incumbent upon us to address those issues. Avoiding our problems compounds them, makes them more difficult to resolve later and fosters new difficulties.
Using the same logic, by offering (and contributing to) the solutions, we can slow or reverse our problems, begin to see substantive change and avoid creating related crises.
Nowhere is this corollary more true than in preparing our children for the challenges of life.
Where do you fit in?