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Strain Inoculation 4 (MAY)
Doug. Swanson – F.I.R.S.T. Place for Human Performance
If the tree does not grow, do we blame the tree?
Thich Nhat Hahn
Dear Umee (pronounced you-mee),
This month I have chosen to explore the topic of “community” and our role in the communities in which we reside. While community can be as large as a country or as small as a neighbourhood I am using community, for the most part, to refer to a group in which we are most engaged such as a team. I am beginning with a poignant story extracted from Who Cares? by David Schwartz.
Peter is gay, so tired of the discrimination, that he hated himself as much as those who threw discrimination his way. He couldn’t make himself endure another day and prepared himself on the High Level Bridge to jump...to end the pain, to darken the self-recriminations, to activate the silent and eternal deep sleep.
Grant, working on a safety program as the administrator for the ministry of transportation, watched from his office as the “stander” crawled onto the steel girders and perched precariously near the edge of death. Grant, momentarily, stood frozen, contemplating “what to do”? He decided to phone 911 and as he dialed “911” he saw the Transit Bus stop, the bus driver exit, grab the arm of the “stander”, and pull him onto the bus. Grant, with trembling hand, placed the cell phone in its holster.
Two observers selected two very different responses. Grant saw that life and death events required activation of the complex human service system. The bus-driver saw the life and death event as a participant signal.
Grant wondered why he had chosen to dial “911” when he could have run down the stairs, crossed the street and engaged with the “stander”.
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