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And yet with globalization, we seem to have developed a strange apprehension about the efficacy of our ability to apply the innovation and hard work necessary to successfully compete in a complex security and economic environment. Further, we have misunderstood interdependence as a weakness rather than recognizing it as a strength. The key to sustaining our competitive edge, at home or on the world stage, is credibility — and credibility is a difficult capital to foster. It cannot be won through intimidation and threat, it cannot be sustained through protectionism or exclusion. Credibility requires engagement, strength, and reliability — imaginatively applied through the national tools of development, diplomacy, and defense.
A Very Special “Happy Holiday Season”
to All our
Planteers and to our very many Visitors.
May this time of year be a special one, a time to reflect on the past and enjoy time with your friends and family. Enjoy the foods and drink, and the sharing of it with all including that “grumpy relative,” that one that has to control the conversation and insist at sitting a the head of the table even though he is a guest. Maybe especially him or her, their thoughts you don’t get to hear everyday so it maybe something to be thankful for that you will only have to hear during once during the holidays!
Please remember the ones that can’t be with us or can no longer be with you due to travel, job placement, death or illness they need to know that our thoughts are with them.
A wonderful season with a wonderful reason to share because they are in need and with so many in need this year, it’s easy to share even with the simplest of gifts. A simple five or ten dollar gift card may biggest gift they get this year. A day volunteering some time at your local charity or a small gift to them. Talking to friends this week who volunteer for the favorite and they are having difficulty with supplying used clothing and shoes. Over 200 pairs of used shoes were handed out in a few hours last Saturday, used shoes! Maybe it’s time to spring clean this “very special season” and see what you may be able to donate.
And a wonderful time to enjoy this “very special season,” by your giving and seeing precious smile on others, and there is no way easier or more precious than giving to the little ones. How priceless are the laughs giggles and screams from their little precious faces?
Or if you forget the last half, there’s always the : “Eat Drink and be Merry…”
Both the ancient Greeks and Romans valued wise and public-spirited citizens. Let’s see just how wise you really are? Are you a Barbarian, Philosopher King, or something in-between?
- Why every government should keep an empty seat for a philosopher king | Mark Kingwell (guardian.co.uk)
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