Tuesday, February 09, 2010

When You Get Out And See The World You Might Learn A Few Things

Having read this little CBC news item on the wrap up of the G7 meeting in Iqaluit, the following little excerpt caught my attention --

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling [could the man's name be any more British?], said while everyone felt privileged to come to a part of the world they may not have seen otherwise, the important thing was to discuss the world economy.

Sure, but if you stepped out from behind your desk in you little office and experienced the real world beyond that of suburbia, perhaps you'd have a better understanding of the gravity the decisions you make have on people in a far off corner of the world.

But that's just me.