The make it your problem philosophy and practice proposes that permission and proximity are needed to make a difference. When we are proximate to a situation or issue and recognize that something needs doing we seem to need permission to take action. I imagine that there are thousands of folks, in every community, with their metaphoric hand raised waiting for someone to give them the nod. Should I talk to my neighbor? Can I just shovel their walk? Can I reach out and offer my assistance?
Should I talk to the homeless man? Can I give him $1? Is it okay?
May I pick up trash when walking in my community? Can I challenge something that isn’t right? Is it okay to use my voice? I don’t know what to do, can I still help?
Resoundingly ” Yes, Yes, Yes.” You have permission.
Make Today Remarkable, by acting to improve someone’s world,