Saturday, November 8, 2008

Making a Difference...

But for Dr. Whybrow, with globalization here to stay, the solution lies with the individual: It’s up to each of us to ruminate on our lives and slow down enough so that we can limit our appetites and find a better balance between work and family.
He suggested following the example of a man his friend saw running along the beach: “A high tide washed all the little fish onto the beach where they were all gasping for breath. So here’s this fellow scooping up each fish and throwing them back into the sea, and my friend goes up to the fellow and says: ‘this is a fruitless task. It’s not going to make any difference.’ And the fellow picks up a fish, throws it into the sea and says, ‘To this one it does.’”

New York Times, March 12, 2005

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