Tao Te Ching
The Tao is called the Great Mother:
empty yet inexhaustible,
it gives birth to infinite worlds.
It is always present within you.
You can use it any way you want.
States of the Unions
Want to change the world? Don’t look to Davos
Sydney Finkelstein, January 18, 2017, BBC
There is a dance at Davos among the powerful that has little to do with progress.
What is “responsive and responsible leadership”? The World Economic Forum (WEF) is anointing this idea (or goal, or label, take your pick) as its theme for the 2017 Davos gathering. So, what exactly is this elite group talking about?
First, let’s be clear that the idea of an international collaborative effort to resolve global problems is a noble vision. If no one paid attention to what’s wrong in the world, societies wouldn’t be better off. And the WEF recognises that the global political economy has taken a turn toward much higher risk, whether in the form of Donald Trump in the US, Brexit in Europe, or China’s ongoing fixation on power and respect.
I have long been critical of confabs like the World Economic Forum as a place to address such real issues. There is a dance at Davos among the powerful that has little to do with progress or resolving some of the world’s most intractable problems. It’s much more about demonstrating that you have been invited to the dance, that you are seen by others to be on the dance floor, and that you can tell people later that yes, you were indeed dancing. Didn’t you see me?
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And for a follow-up tomorrow on Sydney’s thoughtful article about society, relationships, and trust