Last Christmas, I gave the gift of Sharing. More accurately I gave a board game that was designed to teach young children about the virtues of Sharing.
My wish for the New Year 2011? A new Way to teach the virtues of Sharing to adults.
Thinking more on this...
I'm thinking about how many people think Sharing is only about giving and receiving. Asking those who "have" to Share what they have with those who don't have what they "need".
So when people start talking about the virtues of Sharing, it's easy to see why so many people believe a trip to the cleaners is all they'll see from the virtues of Sharing.
The pursuit of any "dream" always begins with an idea about the way things ought to be... and all people ought to have what they need to be healthy and free, to feed their family and feel free to pursue their dreams. If there is a way to make this happen by "giving" then by all means there should be more giving.
But certain things can't be given... So there needs to be More Sharing.
More Sharing of the Opportunity, More Sharing of the Burden, More Sharing of the Responsibility, More Sharing of the Wisdom, More Sharing of the Reward, More Sharing of the Hope, More Sharing of the Pain, More Sharing of the Insight, More Sharing of the Knowledge, More Sharing of the Consequences, More Sharing of The Dream and More Sharing of the way to create "More" from what has already been Given and Shared.
The "building blocks of knowledge" always begin with a well placed cornerstone and the foundation of any successful society is always set in stone. Every stone has its place and so do the stories of the heroes who cut and shaped the base. The Great Pyramids and Sphinx, The Declaration of Independence and The United States Constitution all had their "price" and the stories of sacrifice cut in stone and written in blood.
When thinking about the virtues of Sharing... Don't underestimate the value of a Shared Base.
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