What in my thought lets me reward or deprive others?
Every one is precious, beautiful, given unique gifts.
Each culture and society has different appreciations for different types of gifts.
Some are artistic, some are scholarly, some are economic.
The most balanced societies appreciate all the gifts and share them.
The most advanced individuals appreciate their own gifts and share them.
The most deprived individuals huddle in fear or rob others through various means, verbal, physical abuse, or privileged laws.
How can we comfort such deprivation?
What would we want to?
I would like everyone to live in happiness and prosperity.
Under the current system of values, that is not working.
With a cooperative set of values and practices, a philosophy of valuing each person and finding ways they can share their gifts would give everyone a measure of happiness and prosperity.
Social businesses benefit people in two ways, by the service or product they provide and by employing people to provide that service or product.
These two practices allow a more universal appreciation of people and their gifts while meeting their needs.
© 2017 Kathryn Hardage