In Nature, Mankind can see a remarkable intelligence exhibited within the context of the architecture of systems themselves.
The reality is, that if we really want to see a land thrive, the best way to assist is to recognize the role of the individual.
Each has a part, and purpose, that if respected and watered, will enable the system to function with remarkable vigor. It is why many of us believe and live the tenet that “everyone matters”. Because they do. Not in an identical manner, quite the contrary. They make a difference by us allowing for their diversity.
One of the better examples that I have read regarding biodiversity and modern culture, dropped into my e mail reads today, and is entitled “Business Lessons from a Quiet Gardener”.
So as we thrash through this awful economy, with all manner of trouble trying to grab the wheel in National, State, and Municipal Governance, maybe think a little bit about those in your garden, and how best to water, or maybe just provide a little bit of nourishment from your own existence.
Because when one thrives, in a biosystem, the potential for others to do so, increases as well. Lets do that: thrive.