Before you start to think I have gotten all patriotic and am suggesting we should be flying the flag of our various countries, let me quickly quash that idea immediately. Others may choose to do such a thing and, within a sporting context for example, it can bring people together.
But what about flying the flag of kindness? Can we imagine how things could be under such a flag? Personal interests merge with those of neighbours. Each of us having, being and doing things from a perspective of if not helping, at least not harming others.
And what about flying the flag of peace? What would it be like to do away with national borders – rather than having wars over them? No passports, no restrictions on the movement of the world’s inhabitants…
Crazy, ridiculous, what about criminality? Actually it is pretty much unaffected by queues at airports, border controls and the like already, no? And the money saved could be assigned to universal healthcare, education and, flying the flag for our one world, environmentally friendly alternative energy.
Ramblings, ideas thrown out for the sake of provocation. No, not really. Just a thought that flying the flag of the world for a change may create a ripple somehow, sometime, in someone’s heart.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer and CTI-trained co-active coach, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Personal performance potential at work (2014), Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).