Monday, October 15, 2012

Things we can no longer assume...

No one in the room has a video camera.

People in one house share a phone number. 

Every American wants to own a car.

A college education will pay for itself.

Home ownership is the best long term financial investment.

We will work until we retire.

The planet can provide for us all. 

These are (obviously) of different scale. Taken together, I think they help us see how different the world we live in now is from the world for which we created many of our institutional philanthropic and nonprofit practices, purposes, and regulations.

1 comment:

patwater said...

Interesting post... these assumptions undergird a lot more than the social sector though. Really all our public institutions.