At a breakfast meeting this morning, the excellent speaker said that there were three things that were good at travelling globally:
She was talking about the charity she worked for, but made a compelling case for the involvement of all businesses and individuals to get involved.
The world we live in is no longer restricted to those we live next to. Our next door neighbours now live across the globe.
Our success (individual and corporate) depends on the well being of those we live with. As we hope to be looked after when things don’t work out, it is our responsibility to look after those less fortunate than ourselves.
How do we know who to help?
The message is: find out who you can best help, and get involved…
Your tweet “I don’t get involved in things that don’t affect me” had my rushing to click my mouse on your link. As you may know, I’ve generally supported the case against for many years. This by Pastor Martin Niemöller is partly why and therefore more evidence in support of the case against:
In Germany they first came for the Communists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me —
and by that time no one was left to speak up.
It’s interesting that being there for someone and having time to listen wasn’t one of the things that travels globally. I would reckon that that is one of the things people need the most. Oh, hugging as well. Even in a global village, there’s no underestimating the importance of the people with whom we are in touching distance.
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