In a powerful TED presentation, “The World Becomes What You Teach” Zoe Weil talks about how schooling is needed to fix problems.
I thank Chris Hirschler for recommending her presentation, especially her idea of changing debates from being about a problem where sides argue about who is right or wrong to being about developing a solution. To me we should take her idea one step further by changing the starting point from a problem to solve to a vision to create. As described in previous posts (here, here and others), we must start by operationalizing an idealized outcome. Operationalize means to make it so we are all seeing it clearly and idealized outcome means something better than could be now.
My other contention with her presentation is outcome of being humane. Humane is great and expected – it is a 0 or status quo, we can be better. As the late Steve Jobs used to say, “I want to make a dent in the universe”. We all want to do that, we all want to make the world better because then we all get to enjoy a better existence and feel good for having contributed to that better world – which of course makes us feel better. With this in mind, Fixing problems is not enough, we must make it better, or +3 as outlined in this video.
I look forward to hearing about how you make YOUR dent in the universe that generates comprehensive benefits by helping creating interactions so everyone and everything benefits.