This is lovely..."Tell me your story." Tell me a story, I'll tell you a story. Yet, understand: your story isn't you, my story isn't me. These stories, perhaps instructive...beautiful, sad, joyful - they ain't reality. I'm not putting down Brother Gottlieb, not for a moment - yet we need to look far beyond our stories. We all have our story..or stories: beyond these stories there is a stunning, profound, shimmering reality (uncapturable in words) waiting to be discovered. Shazzzammm!
I read this week's piece. I read the reflections. We all have our thoughts, don't we? We're all such unruly creatures, aren't we? Words...thoughts. "The peace that only Christ.." Have you locked onto something there? Beware of dogma...anybody's dogma. But sure: keep that permagrin going, Permagrin. The smile that smiles through all things thick and thin...Permasmile...
On Jun 2, 2009 Richard Shotz wrote on Incentives Are Not Enough, by Barry Schwartz:
Doing the right thing and the profitable thing are not necessarily mutually exclusive.
Also, fortunately, when you say "nobody thinks that way anymore" when referring to the responsible behavior of bankers of old you are utterly mistaken.