I think I should pause to celebrate the occasion
That today I discovered the meaning of life
Is not in the answer, or in how I would reckon it.
It is in the asking:
What is the meaning of *our* life?
That is the only question that can stretch to hold
All of the askers, and all of the answers.
To be sure, focusing beyond the single bottom line does not necessarily imply forgetting about the “profit motive.” However, it does mean transcending it toward a mode of wealth and wellbeing creation that pursues personal, social, cultural, and ecological benefits and wholeness in addition to financial results… This dimension is the oxygen of business, but to view it as the sole purpose and meaning for existence rather than to use it as a means for accomplishing great things is to grossly underconceptualize our potential.
I am thankful for good, challenging work to do and the learning curve that comes with it. I am thankful for a group of crazy writers who are companions in word-smithing. I am thankful for whoever is responsible for the cotton that somehow made it from a field into a factory into a sweater into my hands onto my body on a cold day like this. And I am thankful for my wife, who folded it and put it away yesterday on the shelves she installed in our bedroom.
I am realizing that the cultivation of visual skills learned in OSR—in settings ranging from design to business to communication—is strategic, and is coherent with the transition that the world has been making for the last twenty years.