Sunday, March 11, 2007

we need a new paradigm for development.

we need a new paradigm for development.

what will it look like? what form will it take? what will its history be? what will its consequence lead?

who will live there? people? other animals? plants? bugs? fungii?

what will those inhabitants sustain their lives on -- in the ways of fundamental basics, and in more enhanced ways?

what will people listen to? how will they communicate? how will they see? how will they see each other?

will the people love themselves? will they love their families? how about their neighbors... within the boundaries of their life? within the boundaries of their world, their city, their village, their quartier of life, their context?

how will they feel good about life? how will they hate life? what will make them smile? what will make them cry?

what will the people vision -- what will they see for their hopes and dreams?

when will they crumble and fall? when will they falter and repeat mistakes from the past?

what will make people, people? what will make life, life? what will make the birth of a child special? what will make the death of a living creature special?

what will the sound of rain be? what will the feeling of falling in love be like? what will the touch of sun on the skin be?

will I be alive to see this world?

will I be around to contribute?

will the past have led to the future?

or will the future be determined by changes in its past?

who is my grandson?

will he know me, know my name, know the world? will he desire to know? how will he envision a new paradigm for development?

(c) M. Waxman 2007

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