Building off the previous entry, I ask why, when we think about helping “the poor”, do we have a tendency to focus on our own dreams, but on their needs?
What if instead of doing a “needs analysis” we tried doing a “dreams analysis”?
There are obvious needs, no doubt. According to the Chairman, they bury between 4-5 children a week in this community of refugees, due to: disease from poor sanitation, lack of inexpensive medicines, or even lack of food.
So I’m not saying there isn’t a need to focus on needs.
In some way, however, is it possible that by first (or at least jointly) focusing on dreams we can somehow tap into all the richness that is already there – and magnify the resourcefulness of everyone involved, thus even meeting the needs in a more sustainable way?
As you listen to these videos, resist the temptation to get overwhelmed and/or apathetic. I encourage you to just ask: what one thought, idea, or question might you be able to share with this one person?
You can feel free to post any of the ideas that come to you as a video or audio response on YouTube, or as a comment on this blog post.
I love this quote: “You may not be able to change the entire world, but you may help change the entire world of one person at a time.”
So, to continue to the conversation…
The Chairman’s dream: