Meaning and Mattering

Does it strike you how small an orientation to work, and to life, it is to focus only on efficiency or performance?

And how small an orientation to engaging with the world it is to demand knowledge rather than cultivate wisdom or discernment?

We are so convinced by our rush to produce, to measure, to attain and to know that we give little space to two deeply important human disciplines – the capacity to wonder and the capacity to be patient.

And the more convinced we are, the more we turn our organisations and ourselves away from an encounter with what could both be meaningful, and what could matter.

And it’s a tragedy, because meaning and mattering are two of the foundational requirements of a human life well lived.

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