Friday, March 15, 2013

The wisdom of Chief Standing Bear

"Certain small ways and observances
   sometimes have connection with large and more profound ideas."

Standing Bear  (1834-1908)
Chief of the Ponca

Yes, Virginia, details do matter.
Sometimes the "small ways and observances" may have unimagined connection to outcomes we do not want, so thinking through the details is always good advice…

But don't forget the dictum of Winona LaDuke, an Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) Indian who only thinks big and bigger:

"If you're working on something you plan to finish in your lifetime, you're not thinking big enough."

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