They say with every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
If we have good times we can also count on having tough times too.
After being a panelist at Sandusky Register’s Solutions Forum on Tuesday night, it is clear that our current times are not good.
I heard from audience member who was still trying to find answers to a mortgage problem, a man who lost his job and is facing eviction, a rural resident wondering who is going to help her when she can no longer afford her water bill.These are just to name a few examples.
I believe Americans are great problem solovers.
When our back is up against the wall, the American culture is triumphant.
We rediscover and apply two truisms:
Truism #1: Life is what you make it.
Truism #2: Necessity is the Mother of Invention.
What can we do to speed that phenomenon up?
Do we really have to wait until more Ohioans have their backs against the wall?
What would happen we were somehow able to give those who are unemployed and motivated to work, four hours a day, five days a week to spend with other unemployed, motivated people who are also in difficult economic situations.
And what if this group of people had a skilled facilitator -- someone to lead positive/innovative conversations about what each individual can control.
Never allowing the discussion to focus on what they can’t.
Would it change our social & economic paradigm? Would this idea be worth testing?