I’ll never forget how my mother showed me that water could flow uphill, the day she emptied our little above-ground pool with a garden hose.
Today, as I reflect on how empowered creative individuals could change the world, I remember that day in my childhood when I learned how a weaker force like capillary action could reverse another, apparently stronger force such as gravity.
Just as many roots feed the tree, and just as it takes many blades of grass to create a meadow, so we can each fulfill our creative potential, nourish our creative freedom and build a better world at the same time.
I propose a grass-roots movement I’ll call the “Trickle-up Creative Economy.”
A reversal of the “trickle-down economics” theory, it works by encouraging each person on the planet to develop their creative potential so that positive attitudes, responsible stewardship, and creative ideas can “trickle up” to change society for the better.
A movement initiated not by leaders, not by the “masses,” but by empowered individuals; a revolution whose time has finally come.
~ Copyright 2009 Aliyah Marr