here’s one way to look at abundance economics

You’re a star–and so am I. I’m a genius–and so are you. Your success
encourages my brilliance, and my charisma enhances your power. Your
victory doesn’t require my defeat, and vice versa.

Those are the rules in the New World–quite unlike the rules in the
Old World, where zero-sum games are the norm, and only one of us can
win each time we play.

In the New World, you don’t have to tone down or apologize for your
prowess, because you love it when other people shine. You exult in your
own excellence without regarding it as a sign of inherent superiority.
As you ripen more and more of your latent aptitude, you inspire the
rest of us to claim our own idiosyncratic magnificence. ~ Rob Brezny

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2 Responses to here’s one way to look at abundance economics

  1. Ashish Banerjee says:

    Quite right!
    But perhaps best expressed by a man who, in over two decades of solitary reflection, managed to end up with a most amazing combination of head and heart. Here’s what he said, to his nation:
    “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
    We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?” Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
    And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
    – Nelson Mandela, 1994 Inaugural Speech

  2. Niti Bhan says:

    yes! I had it up at my desk in delhi back then till I recently discovered its taken from a poem by someone else… 😦 but inspiring nonetheless! thanks ashish!

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