The recently released movie "42" celebrates the efforts of Jackie Robinson to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball on April 15, 1947, with unknown and unknowable ripples around our planet, for years to come. In 1,382 games over his 10-year career, he batted in the 4th position, "clean up," in 683 games. Given his hitting prowess, it's unlikely he ever batted last in the line-up.
A week after honoring Robinson, 192 countries will celebrate Earth Day today. With the first Earth Day celebrated in 1970 at a UNESCO conference in San Francisco, April 22nd was designated as "International Mother Earth Day" in 2009. The celebration serves as a reminder that our planet is populated by fellow interdependent participants, termed Spect-actors by Barnet Bain, who spoke at our 2012 Forum and has also served as an Ongoing Discussion Thought Leader for Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's Ongoing Discussion. In stark contrast, Spectators point fingers and make observations with the illusion of the immunity of independence. Years earlier, Buckminster Fuller spoke of fellow astronauts on Spaceship Earth. He left an operating manual for his fellow Spect-actors.
Does one day always fit all? Once again, it depends on the context. Although Jackie Robinson never batted last, a common day of celebration reminds us that nature always bats last.
If you're interested in exploring the limitless implications of interdependence in industry, government, and education, through better thinking about thinking, we invite you to join with peers at the In2:InThinking Network 2013 Forum in Los Angeles, California, from June 19th through 23rd, on the campus of California State University, Northridge (CSUN). This year, our ever timely focus will be;
"The Art of Reflection: Connect - Inspire - Act"
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In2:InThinking Network 2013 Forum Team