"When you begin to think outside the box, you often become some other "leaders" lousy follower. That usually costs something" (Andy Rayner)

"Our guardian angels are bored." (Mike Foster)

It's where I feel I'm at these days. “In the second half of life, it is good just to be a part of the general dance. We do not have to stand out, make defining moves, or be better than anyone else on the dance floor. Life is more participatory than assertive, and there is no need for strong or further self-definition” (Falling Upward. Richard Rohr.120).

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Water At A Well Communication

“South African....Fourie Vanderberg tells a leading a .....trip to the north of Namibia. The first thing his team noticed in the local Kraal (Village) in which they were staying was that the women had to walk every day to a well with a huge heavy bucket on their heads to fetch water.
“We immediately decided to do something about it.”
Within two weeks flashy new water pipes were delivering water to every little hut in the kraal.
Within a week after the installation of the plumbing, the villagers removed all the pipes and piled them politely on the outskirts of the Kraal.
When Fourie asked why they had plundered the plumbing and undone and all their hard work, the Namibians explained that it is customary for women to walk to the well with other women sharing their experiences about life.
Carrying heavy buckets on the head while chatting with friends:
“It’s not a bad thing; it’s a good thing.”
When the walk to the well was taken away and life was made “never so good,” life was really made ever so difficult."

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