The plain fact is…

“The plain fact is that the planet does not need more ‘successful’ people.  But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every shape and form.  It needs people who live well in their places.  It needs people of moral courage willing to fight to make the world habitable and humane.  And these needs have little to do with success as our culture has defined it.” ~ David Orr

22 responses to “The plain fact is…

  1. The world needs Farmers, trees, and Coke a Cola! It needs more Drugs and Beer Stores! It needs TV, and a job! More Carnivals, and subsidized slums! You do NOT want to be here! I have an idea though: Take off with me, in my jaunty jalopy. And once again, all wood bee well :O)

  2. I hope ‘successful’ people are not being defined as immoral warmongers. I assume successful is being defined here as successful financially and in business??? I am responsible for supporting 13 mortgages or rentals through our business. Does this make me a social leach???

    • As the quote states, our culture has defined success in terms that have very little to do with love, kindness, and peace. Perhaps we need to rethink what the greatest success in life can be.

  3. Reblogged this on Teacher as Transformer and commented:
    This is a beautiful sentiment. Mindfulness is becoming the next big corporate thing. It is important that it does and does so in making the world a better place with more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every shape and form. When we measure success with these qualities, rather than making money and the material things we can own, the world becomes a better place. James Hillman suggested we put numbers on things that can only be described incompletely.

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