“A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.”Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust: First Part

Most people exist. That’s all.

If there was a dream, it’s long since been snuffed out on the altar of order — or the fear of change.

Imagine, instead, if we went to work on our lives with a never ending sense of the possible? (We’d replace “Yes, but” with “What if?”.)

You might think this a backward attempt at introducing a new-fangled goal setting strategy. It’s not. All I’m trying to do is posit a world where we step away from the busyness that so dominates our lives and invite a space where we see the opportunities that exist for us all. And no, this is not a get-it-whilst-you-can modality that haunts our Capitalist world but a tilt towards espousing a higher purpose and then living out life in a deliberate way that meets our needs (not selfishly…if that’s possible) and those we serve.

Am I mad?

Quite possibly. But until such time as we wake up from our narcissistic torpor I fear that we’ll be stuck on the hamster wheel for a very long time to come.

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