Saturday, August 27, 2011

2012 and the Next Big Thing

" Often I think of the beautiful town, 
That is seated by the sea. "


" In all things in nature
there is something of the marvelous. "


" The best place to seek God is in a garden.
You can dig for him there. "

George Bernard Shaw

What do you want for this child? For yours?
Shall she enter the banquet?

" In recent years, 
seemingly technical  economic questions
have crowded out questions of justice 
and the common good. 

 I think there is growing sense to many societies
that GDP and market values
do not by themselves
produce happiness or a good society."

Michael J. Sandel
Harvard political philosopher

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We are accustomed to thinking
of the 'next big thing'
as a medical or techno breakthrough. 

 I have an inkling what the NBT will be like,
and I want to share it with you:

The Next Big Thing 
will not be scientific
or tech.

Rather It will be of the heart.

 it will be sociological,
'common sense'

The next big breakthrough
will fix the problems
of all the other passed
Next Big Things.

The next big breakthrough
will be citizens waking up
to all that they share,
and all they have invested
in each other.

All over the world.

will go the way of the dinosaurs.
It won't take a revolution
or guns.

The NBT will be you and me
trusting one another;

will commence
the healing of the world.

Some will call it
"The Kingdom."

Some will merely say:

"It's about TIME!"

What say YOU? Tell us in comments!
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