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I Dare You to Imagine the Possibilities

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What if this was happening in a school instead of a museum?  What if the teacher meant for it happen?  Was counting on it?  What would it to do for her class?  What would it do for the school?  What would it do for the whole way we structure learning?

What if this were 1000 girls?  Or 5000 girls?  Different races, cultures, classes from all over the world doing this at exactly the same moment?  What would it do for the girls?  And what would the ripple effect be for the rest of us?

What if this were, instead, 5000 young urban black men?  How would it change them?  How would it change their families?  How would it change Oakland?  And Chicago?  And Newark?  And D.C.?  And…

What if this little girl was you in your job?  What if it were our politicians and corporate leaders?  What would it do for our workplaces and our systems? What would it do for creativity and innovation?  What would it do to our interactions with each other?

What would it do for hearts?

Thank you Rachel Kadner from the Habitot Children’s Museum for sharing this on Facebook today.

The Fundamentals of Finding Common Ground in a Divided Country

“I think the country, irrespective of ideology, is yearning for political figures to be creative and innovative and determined to find common ground.” – Jeb Bush on CBS This Morning, Nov 1 2012

I am not afraid to say it.  I agree with Jeb Bush.  We are all DESPERATE to come closer together in this country.  But there is something that I have to clarify, Mr. Bush.  There are no “creative and innovative” ways to unite people. There are and there have always been the same old ways, which, as a conservative, fundamentalist-type person, you should appreciate.  Bringing people closer together…to work together …for the common good of each other…is not about innovation.  It’s about basic human stuff that our “political figures” have completely thrown out the window. Continue reading