Do you often sigh, saying “The government doesn’t do anything for us.” That they’re a bunch of “@#$%$#” who spend the whole day filling their pockets. Do you then blame the government for everything that goes wrong in your life? Then you may be partially right, but for the most part, you aren’t. You forget something: if you want change, you’ll have to work towards it yourself.
The government cannot innovate
People whose time is governed fulltime by writing official documents, studying law proposals, speaking with the media, debating with colleagues from their own party and those of other parties, have little possibility for innovation! They just don’t have the time and room for it. And when they do have the time for it, it takes years before anything changes because of the slow decision-making process! That takes too long because change and innovation is necessary NOW! Now, how can the government realize innovation? I’ll tell you: by being presented with ready-made plans. And who makes these changes and innovations? People like you and me!
People who do things their own way
Changemakers are creative people. They don’t accept the “normal” way of doing things and look for totally new ways. They are “out of the box” thinkers and come up with the most wonderful inventions. New forms of health care, such as independent units of caregivers or care for troubled young people. New forms for the production of energy, such as the large-scale use of solar panels. New ways of dealing with environmental pollution, such as cars that drive on electricity or hydrogen gas. New forms of people- and animal-friendly clothing production, such as bamboo or soybean clothing. Change happens because of enterprising people! I love these enterpreneurs and strongly believe they are our hope for the future, by building good new ways of living!
Byron Katie – The Work
In her work, Byron Katie developed four wonderful questions:
1. Is it true?
2. Can you absolutely know it’s true?
3. How do you react—what happens—when you believe that thought?
4. Who would you be without the thought? And turn the thought around.
If you look at everything you think and are certain of in terms of these four questions you’ll discover that you’re not so sure about things anymore! Moreover, you create a lot of fuss yourself, in your own mind (read article 141. Disagree With Your Thoughts). What fascinated me is the fourth question, to turn the thought around! If you’re angry with “the government” for not doing anything for you, what about if you turn this around: what do you do for the government?
What do you do for the government?
If you see that the people who represent you politically barely have the time, peace and space for innovation, for extensive change, isn’t it handier to do something about it yourself? To turn it around and show that things can be different! By setting up projects, by building, bringing people together, by inspiring. By setting a good example and showing that it works! By letting step 9 do its thing: clarify your mission and life! Government leaders will be grateful you’re presenting it to them on a platter so they can just embrace it! And if they don’t embrace it, it doesn’t matter because you’ll persevere with your project anyway!
An abundance of wonderful examples!
I’ve got good news for you. There are already millions of creative minds in the world working to turn things around and bring about lasting change. Totally new forms of agriculture such as permaculture, totally new forms of energy production such as solar panels, hydrogen gas or cold nuclear fusion and new light bulbs, and totally new organizational structures to provide people with health care, such as specialized clinics. Totally new schools that allow the child to follow his curiosity, and new forms of decision making, such as sociocracy. A wealth of examples! I collect them and help by promoting them. Because when I promote them, their ideas can be easily copied and applied to other areas and other countries.
Are you an initiator or an encourager?
People who take initiative are inventors and creative people. Let them do their thing! What they need are encouragers; people who support them by taking work out off their hands, by supplying materials, buildings or a piece of land or through financial support. So much is possible! There is so much to do; there are always people who need helping hands.
Step 9 of the MIR-Method: ‘Clarify mission’ ensures that your own wisdom and talents become clearer. You can contribute in your own way so you can build on creating lasting change in society.
Want to add your project?
If you want you can promote your project here below. Let others see what you are doing, how it works, what is your goal. And if you need people or money, just let people know. You never know who may join you or help you! It is good that your initiative spreads throughout the country and gains followers everywhere! Thank you for telling me about it! My wish for all of us is many wonderful initiatives and totally innovative projects. To make all of our lives better and make things easier for the government!
With innovating greetings,
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