Full Respect for One by Two Enriched the Lives of Millions
|"I have always been grateful for the tolerance my parents showed for the ambition I had for a strange profession. Not many young people have the obsession to draw a comic strip, and it was a difficult ambition to understand, but they never tried to discourage me, or point me in a different direction."|
|Charles M. Schultz|
The creator of Peanuts got what everyone deserves: acceptance of his being-in-the-world and tolerance of his particular determination to produce something meaningful for his contemporaries. I am one of those who still believes everyone wishes, more or less consciously, to produce something truly needed by and/or meaningful to others. I reject the dominant notion that only fear and competition bring out peoples' best. Being reduced to compared and competing things called workers and consumers is a very poor substitute for passionate engagement in callings.
How many smiles and conversations did Mr. Schultz generate? His was an energy and resource efficient production process. We need lots more of such giving, so we can do much less compensatory stuff-ing.