Last night I attended the PPCC meeting as I usually do. It was so painful I could barely take it. There was confrontation and anger toward the PPCC. were falling all over the place.
I am not comfortable with aggression. I never have been. It scares me, and this scared me too, but not for the reason you would think.
I have been involved in developing community projects for a purpose, and only one purpose, community resilience. Each and everything I do is to that end. Even the has a place in this by building community ties. A connected community is a resilient one.
Therefore, there is a running theme here; and an important one, but hardly anyone is listening. And after last night, I'm ready to give up. I think this community is not ready for what being resilient requires, the compromises that will need to be made and the bridges that must be mended.
Times are tough; and I guarantee are going to get tougher than we can imagine, economically and much more than that. We are on a precipice of something we have never seen in our lifetimes, and we can pull through--but if last night's display becomes prevalent in our community, we won't. It will be impossible.
I tell people about my projects, and most don't seem interested. That's a shame for they do not understand the seriousness of what underlies each and every one of them. I couch everything in "feel-good" terms, but it is always about community resilience.
Communities across the planet are getting together to address resilience. And I am offering that challenge to ours if only someone would listen. Please watch this youtube and think about it. And if it moves you to want to take action or dialogue, please contact me.
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