But inequality is not the most important fact about human beings. Our species’ ability to make things reveals more what we share.*
I like this thought a lot.
Though some have many things and some have very few, it’s the ability make things that makes is most alike.
My hope for the future is that, in recognising this, we make the kind of spaces available in which people can develop their maker-ship.
In their perceived universe of possibility, Roz and Ben Zander counsel the would-be maker:
‘The first step is to notice where you are holding back and to let go. […] The second step is to participate wholly.’**
When you get creative you can more even than you know. You need to figure out what’s holding you back and let go of it, then you can take hold of what you want to make most of all in your lifetime in this universe and make it happen.
(*From Richard Sennett’s The Craftsman.)
(**From Rosamund and Benjamin Zander’s The Art of Possibility.)