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On Feb 25, 2017 david doane wrote:|
I don't equate everyone having the same share economically to tuning a piano such that it has only one note. I equate everyone having the same share economically to everyone having a piano, that is, leveling the playing field so everyone has the same opportunities. What someone does with their opportunities, such as the music someone creates with their piano, is up to the individual. Now we have a world of haves and have nots. Ten percent of people controlling eighty percent of the wealth isn't good economy. A portion of the world having too much and throwing food away while another portion is starving to death isn't good economy. The same opportunities available to everyone would be economical, that is, efficient, and would be fair, and would be good will in action and an applied spirituality that would change the world. The good will of others has been inspiring and infectious for me, resulting in more good will from me. Knowing good will in and of itself is right sometimes keeps me focused on kind behavior rather than on ramifications or outcome. Gandhi's famous 'Be the change you want to see in the world' has helped me to at least sometimes do good rather than wait or be concerned about others' reactions.
On Feb 28, 2017 Laura Havlick wrote:
Thank you for your insightful comment. I agree completely & was looking to see if anyone else had a response similar to mine. You did. So glad to see this point of view represented. Though it's not too different from that already expressed, I believe the distinctions make the difference. Thanks again!