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Saturday, 05 September 2009

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PAUL F MILLER

Possibly a bit “over-the-top” I found as I perused this posting my mind suddenly seizing on Shakespeare’s words in Julius Caesar … “I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.”

As I ponder these words, I find myself asking … are we asking the right questions…? Or might our questions be out of order…? Our discussions about – water – (including most of my own) most often begin emphasizing (praise) what is wrong, bad, depilating and unhealthy about some aspect of water. Might is our discussions emphasize how we bury and release what we feel we are doing wrong, badly, incorrectly, ineffectually respecting – water – and give honest praise to those things we are in these moments doing correctly, openly, honestly, effectively for – water.

Might our continuous attention to the negative impact man’s action has on water merely perpetuate exactly that..? How do we effectively “re-frame” the water discussion to draw one’s attention to our attitude about water, our honest concern about water, whether we see water as part of the “commons” or merely a commodity for sale to the highest bidder…?

At some seminar long ago, I believe it was when I was attempting to sell real estate, an instructor made a comment I have not forgotten … “what works, works, what doesn’t, doesn’t, and doing more of what doesn’t work, won’t make it work” … perhaps a bit corny but I think its validity seeps through. If we continue to emphasize and give bold headlines to the negatives about – water – how can we honestly expect anyone seeing and reading to attain a different more positive paradigm about water…?

Respectfully,

Authentically Wired
http://waterman99.wordpress.com

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