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Where are we going...
national | irish social forum | opinion/analysis Saturday September 11, 2004 11:40 by Tom olearys at oceanfree dot net
...and why do we want to get there so quickly?
"Every daring attempt to make a great change in existing conditions, every lofty vision of new possibilities for the human race, has been labeled Utopian."
As we enter another season of newfound campaign promises and strategies for change, how many of us are aware of the future vision of our society; for our children, our grandchildren and our great-grandchildren? Every successful organisation creates a vision to guide its growth and evolution. Certainly our society has one to help guide us. Or do we? Unfortunately, as a natural occurrence within a democratic government, partisan politics inhibits the creation of a societal vision that is appealing to everyone. How then, can we successfully navigate our society toward a mutually desirable future?