In an article posted by LIFE founder Orrin Woodward on the power of Social Capital where he discusses the potential of human interaction and its relative ability to affect change is staggering. Given the fact that the world population is growing and the power of that social capital is multiplying demonstrates that possibilities are endless, IF we come together and utilize that power.
Noted economist Paul Zane Pilzer in his book Unlimited Wealth brings his discussion on the Theory of Economic Alchemy to light. Mr Pilzer has long professed that the ingenuity of the human mind creates a never ending supply of new inventions and innovation of resources that can replace those that either have been depleted due to limited supply or societal demand. This thought process of endless versus limited resources coupled with an ever expanding population gives us more possibilities to solve problems and meet the needs of growth than most can imagine. How do you view our ability to solve the myriad of challenges we face, with optimism and belief, or with doubt and concern? GOD has created us with the unique ability to imagine and then decide. Einstein said “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand while imagination embraces the entire world” If we can embrace the power of Social Capital by expanding our Networks, and Norms and sharing our Values as described by Jon Tyson in Renewing Cities Through Missional Tribes perhaps change is closer than we think.
In our communities there is concern, a concern noted in every country and on every side of the political spectrum of the direction of our world cultures. Europe is financial chaos, the Middle East is in constant armed unrest, and America is facing both financial debt and class division. People destroying the very people and societies they live in and love. There is a cry for truth. We have become a world population of educated children screaming for our rights and for sane direction.
Never before has there been such a need for leadership, and truth in LIFE principles. Can we come together and harness this Social Capital for the good of all mankind? What could happen if we were to embrace the Social Capital of 7 billion people for the good of all mankind sharing truth and principle based leadership? If there was a plan to go to 1 million people in 5 years could we eventually change the world? ………..why not try?
AMazing, there will be no sleeping for me tonight…
Great insight. Changing the world for the better, is worth it even if the numbers were less possible. God created us to make his world better and more beautiful. That can only be done with better and more beautiful people.
How timely your message is,just finished watching the superbowl. The half time show ended with the words” world peace”in lights across the field. So many want to change the world for the better, but lack the knowledge and the vehicle to do it. Imagine a community of committed people sharing truth with a goal of reaching 1 million people in the next 5 years. LIFE! Serving our fellow man for the good of all mankind.
Yes for sure! Spread the word. It only takes a small percentage to effect the change that will spread to the masses. We are with you!
What a great opportunity and an awesome calling we have heeded to truly make a difference. No coincidence we were born when we were. Made for such a time as this. We are now equipped thanks to the policy council of Team/Life with the resources to effect a true change. Thanks for sharing such an important article.
As I told Gene this is our time and we have the opportunity to lead with boldness!
You have caused me to face a truth I had not seen. I have been known to say I was born in the wrong time. I long for the era when truth and honor were the norm. I now see that is exactly what I should be fighting for here and now. I take my stand with TEAM.
That is the era we are in, and era where there is going to be a rediscovery of truth and honor and we get the privilege to lead that charge. Lead with boldness!
Greg, Great stuff. It feels great driving miles sharing the truth and calling people out to a better way of thinking and life. God has already promised that He has already prepared these people for us. With leaders like you and calling that the policy council members are answering it is Acts proportional. Goose bumps!