Monday, February 09, 2009

Each and every one of us will be paramount in our own way

/..My sessions on Creative Leadership and Youth Culture were off the record, but what I can tell you is this: There are some incredibly savvy young people moving the needle across the board, and we need more of them. We simply can’t depend on the old guard to fix things. They’re too busy looking backwards, analyzing where they screwed up in the first place to see the future. Each and every one of us will be paramount in our own way — whether it’s solving the financial crisis, climate change, or making the world as a whole a better place, it’s going to be fresh thinking and innovation that saves the day.
Josh Spear contemplating his time at World Economic Forum in Davos.

The line that caught my attention is that each and every one of us will be paramount in our own way. I can't agree more. We all have our role to play. The issue is no longer about what role we play... but whether or not we are playing it. Its no longer about uniformity... we can't just fall in line and follow slavishly what has gone before. We need the imagination of diversity... each person doing their bit. If you are not doing your bit then that's where we have an issue! Unity comes when we all pull our weight... when we all contribute... participate in making something better. Are you pulling your weight?

Thanks Josh for making me think!

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