“Everybody on the left, give me three strong forward strokes!” the whitewater raft guide shouted. Those on the left dug in, pulling the raft away from a churning vortex. For several hours, they’d learned the importance of listening to the guide’s instructions. His steady voice-enabled six people with little rafting experience to work together to plot the safest course down a raging river.
Life has its share of whitewater rapids, doesn’t it? One moment, it’s smooth sailing. Then, in a flash, we’re paddling like mad to avoid suddenly swirling whirlpools. Those tense moments make us keenly aware of our need for a skilled guide and the need to work together to navigate turbulent times. Well, if ever there was a time to bring fresh voices together to navigate turbulent times, it is now.
Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.
– Vera Nazarian
Let’s Bring Our Fresh Voices Together
In times of chaos & uncertainty and even in times of peace & tranquility, we’re simply better together —which is why we’ve constructed a 360° Nation virtual friendship bench “for good”. A bench where people are bound together by choice, founded upon a universal good-faith commitment to listen, understand, respect, empathize with, and support one another. A place for giving and receiving without judgment.
Now, more than ever, it’s time for less talking and more walking. It’s time for us to start rebuilding the world we all want to live in. It’s time for us to understand that what we do and how we do it makes a difference —and to decide what kind of difference we actually want to make. It’s time for rich, adult conversations in search of real action and real solutions. Let’s stop skipping across the pond. Let’s dive deeper. Let’s work towards genuine progress in how we operate and how we cooperate.
What’s The Point of it All?
We embrace curiosity, inspire collaboration, and champion deep thinking for real change. It used to be thought that the events that changed the world were things like big bombs, maniac politicians, huge earthquakes, or vast population movements, but it has now been realized that this is a very old-fashioned view held by people totally out of touch with modern thought. The things that change the world, according to Chaos theory, are the tiny things. A butterfly flaps its wings in the Amazonian jungle, and subsequently a storm ravages half of Europe. The time has come for each of us to begin “flapping our wings” to create ripples of change “for good” across the universe.
Won’t you join us?