Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Being in a Meritocracy

A system based on merit, where talent is chosen and advanced, in the work environments is indeed a system of value. Such a system infuses innovation and diversity. It is a system of thanksgiving.

Meritocracy is a system that forever evolves; it is not one that demands, The only demand is that we remain open to change, that we remain supple and not rigid, that we let the sunshine in.

This reminds me of a song I learned in Sunday School where my Aunt Dorothy, my mother's sister, faithfully taught thousands of kids every Sunday, both original songs and those passed down. She was a brilliant composer, artist, and writer with a most precious heart and love for others.

So let the sunshine in. Face it with a grin.
Smilers never lose and frowners never win.
So let the sunshine in. Face it with a grin.
Open up you heart and let the sunshine in.

Many of us are already embracing the sunshine with faces upturned with the biggest of smile. While we are doing so let's not forget to bask in the beauty of others too. In this regards, the sun has many faces.

Meritocracy is a system of value that can have a greater impact on how we see each other.

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