reducing co₂ levels

28 don't be a sleeper

Too much CO₂ can lead to the condition Acidosis.

Respiratory Acidosis can lead to fatigue, becoming tired easily, confusion, shortness of breath, and sleepiness.

There’s a metaphorical variant, leading to people being asleep to how they can contribute their art for a better future.

This isn’t how it has to be.

Peter Senge writes: ‘at its essence, leadership often comes down to how people move from fatalism to an awakened faith that they can shape a different future.’*

Don’t think of leadership in some formal way; it’s more about someone taking the initiative by living out their talents and waking up others to what can be.  Hugh Macleod simply calls such people wakers:

‘Are you a “waker”?  If the answer is no, I’m sorry to hear that.  Wakers are my favourite people.  A waker is someone who is very good at waking other people up from their metaphorical slumber, temporary or otherwise.’**

Reduce CO₂ levels.

Be a waker; wake someone else up.

(*From Peter Senge’s The Necessary Revolution.)
(**From Hugh Macleod’s Evil Plans.)

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