Friday, April 11, 2014

F**K the Poor

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Mahatma Gandhi

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. - Muhammad Ali

Watching some people in Alberta this week use words and actions of hatred to promote “equal rights and respect” got me to thinking about which emotion resonates most when promoting a “just cause”.

And with that in mind, I invite you to watch a video that demonstrates a very interesting social experiment.

Warning: The language is VERY strong.

An interesting social experiment

With that shocking video, I hope I have encouraged you to pause and reflect.

Good – that was my intention.

Now what are you doing to do as a result?

In service and servanthood,



  1. This social experiment reflects a complexity of thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

    So let me try to simplify…we are vocal, indignant even, offended when we observe an assault against the notion of "the poor". However, when required to acknowledge "the poor" by offering some monetary part of ourselves, we tend to don blinders.

    I don't know Harry. This video clip is shocking it's true, but there are many people who give much of themselves to assist the poor (and in more than a monetary sense). There are many angels among us.

    But if we all claimed some part in these efforts? Well what could humanity then accomplish?

    1. Thank you for your kind response, Anonymous.

      It reminds me of an event in my home province of Newfoundland recently where thousands of people on Facebook clicked "will attend" and about 25 people showed up.

      Words (and clicks) are cheap. Action, even a little more by a lot more, will produce results that would amaze us.

      The question is - do we have the will and the interest to be amazed at what we can do collaboratively for ourselves and others or would we rather take the simpler, more selfish approach?

      What do our actions to-date suggest?

      Create a great day!