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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:10 PM
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Why Did the Bear Cross the Road? For Health Care
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Charles H. Green
Author of Trust-based Selling, co-author The Trusted Advisor, speaker, management consultant
Posted: August 23, 2009 05:18 PM

Why Did the Bear Cross the Road? For Health Care


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Why should a Canadian living in Nova Scotia give a damn whether a deer crosses the highway in Alberta? Why should an Albertan care, for that matter? The only answer is, because they have evolved a society that grants social permission for the collective care and feeding of the interdependencies that underlie society.

Granted, those of us in urban US environments can also cite extraordinary examples of social interdependence. Cities dont work without massive social recognition of the need to get along together.

But the animal bridges provide a counterpoint to the current health care debate in the US. If the Canadians can recognize and act upon -- at a Federal level -- the value of protecting inter-species interdependence, why cant their neighbors to the south figure out the value of providing universal basic health care coverage to their own species?

Evolved social structures -- including trust -- have to begin with the recognition that we're all in this together. August vacation time is a good time to remember the interdependencies that make trust so valuable.
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