Margaret Wheatley: The Amazing Grace of Y2Kgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Excerpt from "I Once Was Blind but Now I See: The Amazing Grace of Y2K" by Margaret Wheatley
"There are great teachers moving among us. They are not individuals, but events. Events we created from our beliefs and practices about how the world works, or how we wanted to make the world work. These events are now upon us, emerging as forces larger and stranger than anything we imagined when we chose which gods we would follow home. As teachers, they go by many different names. Here are only three: Global Warming, Environmental Degradation, the Year 2000 problem (Y2K). While there are many other great ones, these three teach the same lesson: We are one world, woven together in intricate ways, forced now to confront the consequences of how we chose to belong to the planetary community."
The Amazing Grace of Y2K is posted at: http://www.critt.com/p amphlets/grace.htm
-- Critt Jarvis (Wilmington, NC) (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 18, 1999
Gotta say it, Mr Jarvis, you sure know how to pick 'em. A man with excellent taste, yours is one classy site.
"Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us." -- Jerry Garcia
-- Hallyx (Hallyx@aol.com), January 18, 1999.
-- a (email@example.com), January 18, 1999.
Excellent essay by the famous Margaret. I really respect her work although I resist to the end that I have to struggle with people that don't like me. I find this lesson the hardest. I also wonder given my expectation of a 9 event how my millions of neighbors will live more than a week in the vast Southern California desert. Certain people and places are just plain toast and I keep feeling that ones assessment of the situation can make organization in some places really futile. I am still looking for a way out of ground zero.
Maybe I will relent and do the organizing that I would like to do anyway if I can't leave.
I appreciate the efforts you and your friends are making in spite of getting occasionally annoyed at the subtle level of academic jargon. There is obviously a school of thought there, coming up with some great ideas. But if you can't put them across in plain English and it all has to be taught, I don't know how universal these tools can be. (Been to grad school and just frustrated at the ruling post-modernists!)
This article really made me want to look into your site more and give it a fair chance. I thank you for your obvious commitment and caring.
-- Lora Ereshan (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 18, 1999.
And it just gets easier and easier.
"All my life's a circle... "Harry Chapin
And a mystery as well.
-- Critt Jarvis (Wilmington, NC) (email@example.com), January 19, 1999.