Most people i know - and have known for varying amounts of time - are really seriously and deeply asking the question wtf are we doing here?
Most of it is driven by what it is we do in order - to get by. Wealth Bondage.
Most of it comes from wasting our lives living in and abiding by the times....
You can read for months about philanthropy or giving and never hear this personal voice of resistance/resignation. Bad for bidnis. But it runs under so many conversations as an under current. Giving to me is a place holder for Plan B, whatever it is or might be outside of Wealth Bond*age. But is anything, really? Isn't the point of philanthropic capital markets to engorge and displace and commodify and transactionalize and biznify, to add a second and profitable bottom line to our longing for a more humane world in which we figure as active agents, even as citizens (rather than as donors, fundraisers, consumers, producers, advisors, think tank thinkers, editors, pundits, etc.)? I may be wrong about this. I am sure out of step with the official flow of giving blog chatter. But if you are blogging giving on a business plan for PR purposes or to advance a measured and managed agenda, or to advance your career, do you ever find you need Prozac to keep yourself at it? I have found the best motivator me to blog in step with my peers is to hit myself on the head with a big wooden mallet. The pain reminds me to stay one topic and keep it positive.
I'm thinking of a trick shot where one whack with the mallet pockets all our heads.
Posted by: Affinity Broadcasting Network | April 02, 2008 at 05:19 PM
Posted by: Phil | April 02, 2008 at 08:27 PM