Imagine a world…

  • Where no one needed help from others
  • Where everyone was self-sufficient

where it didn’t matter where you lived or what you did that you would still have access to all the things you need to have a healthy happy life…

If we lived in such a world…

  • We wouldn’t need any kind of entitlement from a government that distributes THE COMMUNITY’S MONEY.

Since we don’t live in that world…,

  • We need people to go above and beyond to help each other
  • We need nurses to nurse and teachers to teach for a salary that doesn’t properly reward them for their contribution
  • We need disadvantaged communities to receive help during tough times

The fact is that from time to time people will need help, that is what a community is all about, and when times are good, those very same people help their community.

Rather than a discussion about entitlement, could we please have a discussion about contribution (and could we measure it in more than just financial terms)?


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Written by Lisa Smith

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Lisa is a professional thinker dedicated to helping people unlock their innate creativity and to empower them to think differently – for themselves. She is passionate about building innovative cultures and about harnessing and engaging talent to create thinking communities. Lisa holds an MBA, specialising in organisational change and innovation, which forms the nucleus of her work. She relishes opportunities to share the Minds at Work thinking strategies with government bodies, socially responsible corporate, educators, community groups and farmers, helping them to turn their big ideas into realities.