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If you’ve read these posts before, you’ll know that every Sunday Marcia and Mike pick a common topic and write about it individually. Neither reads the other’s posts until both are finished. The title for this week’s talk, ‘The Elephant in the Room‘, comes from a post written by journalist Robert Scoble during his time at the 2010 TED Conference in Long Beach, CA. You can read his article here: The elephants in the room at TED. The ‘elephant’ in this case is money. Those having taken a vow of poverty aside, money is often among the most challenging of ideas held by many if not most people. It doesn’t matter if you are a street person, a corporate executive or a subsistence farmer, or whether the currency is dollars, pounds, rubles, kroner, baht, pesos, rand or yen. Both Marcia and Mike have been included in this, at least at times.
The title of this week’s post came from Robert Scoble, but the inspiration for this week’s post came from our wise and wondrous friend, Samantha Standish and a series of blog posts she has written recently on her ‘I Am Pollyana‘ blog. Our thanks to her and to the many, many people who have been and continue to be our guides, our teachers and our friends.