Monday, January 2, 2012

New Horizons Thanks To Our Study Participants

“While the obstinacy of the political leaders puts fear into our hearts, the common sense and conscience of the peoples of the world give us hope.”

Introduction to Gandhi: All Men Are Brothers
by S. Radhakrishnan, former President of India, August, 1958.

In 2011 over fifty participants (of our intended 400) got on board with our Possible Human, Possible Society Study; an inspiring start for a study with the intricacies and scope of this one, accomplished in approximately ninety days. Each and every interviewee vividly exemplifying the thoughtfulness and convictions of representative Americans who are as passionate about their visions for a healthfully functioning U.S.A. as our politicians have been stubborn.

Have we been listening only to the “choir”?

Have we been lulled into a foolish hopefulness by the rhetoric?

I think not. As we begin this momentous year, 2012, people power appears to be making itself heard in voices loudly spoken and those much quieter. Out of the disappointment in our leaders has risen an individual and collective spirited momentum, offsetting our former habituated complacency. No longer are the American people allowing themselves to passively stand by with their president to be –

“Of the people, by the people and instead of the people.”

As a collective entity, we are striving to raise our half-humanness to full. Certainly only the seeds of change have been planted thus far. But with spring and summer on their way, the life in those seeds promises to blossom ‘ere another year be upon us.

New Horizons thanks all of you who have given of your time to the Possible Human, Possible Society thus far. You allowed us to peek in the window of your common sense, your values, beliefs and visions of a “Possible Society In Motion,” strikingly animated by the frequent movement in interviews from complaining to hope, on the spot, as we talked.

We are most grateful.

With best wishes for a happy New Year, 2012, filled with anticipation and promise.

In gratitude,

Anastasia and New Horizons Board of Directors

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