As children, we used to like to ask these questions.
But what if, on a more serious note, we asked the same questions about our group?
Many of them have already been the subject of working and planning meetings.
In wanting to know where we were headed collectively, we realized that we wanted to develop a shared understanding of sustainability.
This led us not only to identify the things we’d like to see endure over time, but mainly to take stock of what we’ve already accomplished.
But how do we manage this?
Perhaps through a system of management, an institutionalization of structures or a change of policy. But we also need the community’s endorsement as we work to develop its capabilities and change its norms.
Much like with riding a bike, regular training makes it easier to put in more effort when needed. And in exchange for that effort, you get the satisfaction of achievement. Thus, the interest lies in substantially increasing your efforts in order to be able to ride up that steep hill (I’m thinking of chemin Bice) a little faster each time.
This analogy might make you smile, but it’s a fact that by developing the technical abilities of players in a system and by exploiting the group synergy, it becomes easier to produce an effort.
Progressive change in the social norm, which we would like to see in our communities, requires a paradigm shift and new ways of thinking, which have already happened!
All that’s missing are the resources that will allow us to sustain current and future activities.
But if the dream is to survive, it needs to be kept alive, both in people’s minds and in their practices... and the resources will follow...
«All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.» -Walt Disney
Par ces billets, l'équipe de MeM vous tient informée de l'actualité du regroupement et de l'actualité en générale concernant les Saines Habitudes de Vie.