Saturday, July 13, 2013

Buckminster Fuller "Call Me Trimtab"

Call Me Trimtab

Thursday, July 11th, 2013. Filed under: Activism Alternative Knowledge Consciousness

[This couldn't be a more fitting illustration of the individual's effect on our planet and human condition. Ascribed to a modern genius, this striking analogy of how much of a difference we each can make is worth taking to heart and letting it change our lives! - Zen]
You have a vision. As an individual or as a family, maybe you wish to communicate something about a burden you have. You care. You love. Maybe your concern is to find a cure for breast cancer. Maybe to save the whales. Or maybe it’s your church and you want to see people involved with your church’s mission. You want to build community around your vision with others that share that vision. And you want to see change because of this burden you carry in your heart. So you want a web site out there but you think you will be lost in all the web pages that are already out there. That isn’t necessarily true.
I like the quote from Buckminster Fuller:
Something hit me very hard once, thinking about what one little man could do. Think of the Queen Mary—the whole ship goes by and then comes the rudder. And there’s a tiny thing at the edge of the rudder called a trim tab.
It’s a miniature rudder. Just moving the little trim tab builds a low pressure that pulls the rudder around. Takes almost no effort at all. So I said that the little individual can be a trim tab. Society thinks it’s going right by you, that it’s left you altogether. But if you’re doing dynamic things mentally, the fact is that you can just put your foot out like that and the whole big ship of state is going to go. So I said, call me Trim Tab.
Etched in stone on Fuller’s gravesite are the simple words, “Call me Trimtab – Bucky”
How about you? When are you going to start publishing your dream with a web site or blog? Are you going to let the big old ship of state go by or are you going to stick out your foot? Are you going to sleep through the paradigm change or work with your kids and stick out your feet together as a family? How about building a community and you all stick out your feet together?

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