h1

Philosophy Tuesday

May 19, 2015

This is a philosophical statement. It is intended to spark thinking and examining.

“I pledge to pay people what I can.
Not what I can get away with.”

I saw that quote on a business’ webpage recently. The quote is worth sitting with for a few minutes just on itself, as it is almost foreign to the common conversation around buying things, making things, paying people for things. It jostles things up.

After I sat with it for a while, this quote really struck a chord with me. Not only for the economic and ethical possibility it speaks to – one of dignity, fellowship, and business acumen – and that is a remarkable and awesome way to run a business – but also on a grander scale. Because, why not play that way everywhere? To operate in our relationships, to operate on our planet, to operate in our societies, to operate with our actions, and to perform, all from a space and a promise of coming from our utmost, our all, our whole, the fullest expression of whom we create ourselves to be.

Not what I/we think we can get away with.

Advertisements

One comment

  1. […] there is enough flow that we are taken care of. It is commerce without the zero-sum game. It is offering what we can, not what we can get away with. It is an interchange of people, small groups who interchange, who […]



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: