SEED QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION: How do you relate to the example of applying economics to music? Can you share a personal story around infectious goodwill? What helps you to keep doing your best regardless of how you are treated?
I often think of people I have known who are doom and gloom. Nothing positive do they ever see. It has become a self-professng prophecy for them. When I surround myself with positive thoughts and people my life is so much better in the way I see everything.
Sharing wealth is some thing difficult. We are not interested to share Happiness or earnings in mean time we want share in sorrows. The selfishness is the most important culture we have to throw away.I hope share to others is the Best QUALITY and to overcome all sorrows. It is DIVINE.
Individual is a part of the world. Ego, or else, everyone thinks their own way. No matter how nicely we explain them, they mostly stay stand still. It is not practical to change the world. But if we change, people will inquire about secret of our change and they too apply the "secret" I revealed to them. They to change and reveal secret to others when asked. And this process goes on and on till the whole world changes for better.
As a word person rather than numbers I felt the same as the narrator in the story, ah, how dull it would be if we all sang or played the same note, how lovely to have melody and harmony! Infectious goodwill, yes!!!! As a person who often shares Free Hugs, does random acts of kindness, applies as best she can the Golden Rule: 'do unto others as you would have them do unto you' I can attest to so much goodness and kindness always! Good Will is indeed infectious in a good way! When we do or see a kindness it just keeps on going and it infects those around us to be kind as well. i see this all the time with Free Hugs. One person accepts a hug, then another and soon there are so many conversations! This is the goal really, to connect one to another! What keeps me doing my best and being kind is knowing that eventually it comes back around and really it just feels so good to do anyway, so why not be kind?
I found this to be one of the most disappointing passages. Here comes a man with obviously a caring heart who wishes for everyone to share in on the bounty of the world, and the author compares this to a flat sounding piano music? We don't know what it would be like to share and be equally responsible for the resources of our beautiful planet. It might just turn out To be one of the most interesting symphonies ever. I conducted a survey once, were I asked participants if they'd rather be rich in the world of rich and poor, or would they rather be neither rich nor poor in a world where everyone shared resources equally. Everyone chose the second.
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'we cannot change the world, but we can change ourselves.' which is I find very important, but it does not happen this way and we try to change others, Why we find difficult to understand?
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.[Hide Full Comment]
There are two worlds I (and we) live in: The world which has more darkness than light and also the world which has more light than darkness. I can talk about my world more authentically than the world of others.What are the two major components of my inner world?:The kind of world I really like and love to create and live in.It is a world filled with light and love, a world graced by kindness, forgiveness, truth, gratitude, generosity and compassion. Then there is another inner world with my ambitions, needs, and desires and my likes and dislikes. The challenge for me is to strike a dynamic balance.
My life long work and challenge has been to build a realistic and constructive bridge between the two worlds. Can I serve myself and others? Can I take care of myself and others in my life? I do not aspire to be a martyr or a an unkind self-serving narcissist. The more I introspect and remain aware of the self created imbalance between these two apparently opposite perspectives, the less I go through self-hurting or other-hurting wishes, desires and behaviors. To me, life is an ongoing journey of maintaining the balanced flow between these two valances.Living life this way has made me a better person and a happier person. Living this way is like maintaining the flow of the river of life between the two banks.
May I maintain a wholesome balance between the two poles of existence! May others live a balanced and happy life!
Jagdish P Dave
Yes, yes, and yes. When I let go of any fear (insecurity, worry - all the many forms of fear), life, people, circumstances, health improve. I experimented with practicing living in a more present way by leaving home and a physical address, giving myself, my time, my resources, and practicing acceptance of whatever happened. I left home in April, 2014 and traveled without a destination, going where I was invited, sharing or serving as I was asked. I have never been on the streets for one night, and have never gone hungry. Life and I expanded, and I saw how much more powerful transformation - inner growth - is than any material advantage or gain. Enjoy this full life, today.