My Purpose as a Writer

I believe life tastes better when you stir the pot.

I write commentary and speak about big change and why it doesn’t happen and how it might.

Transformation-talk is a dime a dozen, but actually becoming the butterfly — that’s quite another matter, isn’t it? Change happens whether we act or not. I prefer acting on the change we talk about.

A friend once told me, “You seem to be disruptive on purpose.”

Exactly.

I believe we must break rules and stop stopping ourselves from launching new ideas.

I believe we must rankle the status quo if we are serious about transformation. We have to push those buttons that leaders don’t want pushed. We need to point to things that concern us, that are not working.

Painting our status quo walls another bright, happy colour doesn’t change what is inside and outside of what contains us.

I am not concerned about being right as much as I am interested in getting to what is good for our communities. I am not seeking agreement. I am seeking to facilitate and sometimes provoke new visions, to shake things up. Of course, I am right some of the time!

Building capacities for new visions has long been my consulting slogan. It just hit me, though, that this is my purpose as a writer and commentator.

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