Older, but no wiser
Andy Borrows' musings on life and all its confusion, contradictions, richness and opportunities
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Chris Corrigan has characteristically come up with some thought-provoking questions that have the potential for turning conventional accepted wisdom on it’s head.
“I've just returned from a very interesting small conference in Arizona, where we were talking about philanthropy, discovery and education. And I have some questions for you all...Having spent yesterday morning in a meeting whose unspoken agenda was entirely about measurement, punishment and suspicion, I'm especially drawn to that third question, although I don't have any answers yet. If you have any answers, or further questions, go pay Chris a visit and leave him a comment. Or just pay him a visit anyway – it’s always well worth while.
- What if the essential political questions of our time - the questions that ask "how should we do things?" - were not about right vs. left but bottom-up vs. top down? What would that do to the political spectrum and its discourse?
- What if our work was about creating space - for discovery, connection and collaboration - rather than narrowing down options and coming up with answers?
- What if accountability was about trust, intimacy and love, and not measurement, punishment and suspicion? How would we foster such a system? What would it mean for politics, governance, leadership and community?
I'd be really curious about your answers, or further questions that are suggested by this short list.”
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