An Open Letter to Tea Party Activists: Let's Defend Social Security Together
"One day a traveler, walking along a lane, came across 3 stonecutters working in a quarry. Each was busy cutting a block of stone. Interested to find out what they were working on, he asked the first stonecutter what he was doing. "I am making a living!" Still no wiser the traveler turned to the second stonecutter and asked him what he was doing. “I am doing the best job of stone cutting in the entire country." A bit closer to finding out what the stonecutters were working on but still unclear, the traveler turned to the third stonecutter. He seemed to be the happiest of the three and when asked what he was doing replied: “I am building a cathedral.” - As told by Peter Drucker.
The anecdote ties in well with Catherine Pulsifer's quote: "Seeing the big picture, and setting your goals accordingly, WINNING. Seeing only where you are today, LOSING . ('The Difference Between Winning and Losing')
No amount of partisanship, titles or tags (labels) we wear should make us lose sight of what matters to the larger society. Politicians are among the most divisive members of just about any society I know, but it is the citizenry that puts them there. The citizen must never forget that simple fact. It is the people, however different they be, not politicians, who provide democracy with its most basic building blocks. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost