Friday, May 12, 2006

Living in Oz

The international development community perpetually suffers from the "Oz Syndrome". The Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz had no heart while the Scarecrow was missing a brain. Similarly a lot of development practitioners seem to be lacking in either "empathy/compassion" or "critical thinking".

compassion + critical thinking = common sense

and common sense is uncommon......

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