Urgent Evoke

A crash course in changing the world.

careful, i'm not being as friendly and charming as i could be in this post. that being said, someone has to say it.

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

-Robert A. Heinlein


Ok, it's been mentioned before, blogged, discussed, we've all patted each other on our digital backs and added a few power points.

now, do we all feel better that we got that out of our systems? can we get on with a little action? or is this a feel-good facebook knock off?

other than reading and networking, whats goin on here folks?
how are your first aid / emergency response skills?
how about building skills? any good with a hammer, nails, powertools, gluegun?
do you kill your houseplants or can you garden? do you have a garden?
you can blog, but can you fix your computer?
and other than talking about what we can do, or you out doing it?

now i know some of you can and some of you are, so lets focus on some action here.

here's my challenge to you, go _do_ something. teach someone something useful. organize a first responder group. rip out some of that grass in your yard and plant some food. do something every day and then come back here and blog about that. find people here doing the things you do and actually collaborate, maybe a little face to face action... scary i know but... its a scary world, thats what we're supposed to be dealing with here, right?

now i might not get featured cause of my brusque tone, but, i don't care about the points as much as i care about doing something.

but points are part of the game and i do like games... post pictures, videos, or blogposts about what you are doing right now and add the tag NOTAGAME. i will hunt these things down and power you up.

let's get our hands dirty :D

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Comment by Robert Hawkins on March 8, 2010 at 12:18am
Nice kick in the ass encouragement. +1 for spark
Comment by Jake Baird on March 8, 2010 at 12:24am
Thank you for sharing :) +1 Knowledge Share
Comment by Greg Stevenson on March 8, 2010 at 1:45am
I share your frustration Brother. I am the consummate generalist, I can do everything, and typically do. For quarter of a century I have been working alone to "save the world" because I can. The question is, is it the best way to do it? Am I only destined to "Die Gallantly"?

If I want change, first I must change. Hence the Network Challenge I submitted "Forming Teams/Working Together". If you can code in multiple programming languages including the language 65% of the business transactions are controlled by, cobol, and you know heaps about business processes and the real life consequences of altering those processes . If you can write simulation routines, if you can do sophisticated DCF modeling. If you can build relationships with powerful people. If you design inspirational, educational, and creative multimedia training material. If you are well versed in group human behavioral psychology. If you know the symptoms of love and compassion you are welcome to join my call to action. I love generalists.
If not, like the little red hen I will do it myself.
Comment by Nathaniel Fruchter on March 8, 2010 at 2:13am
I like your attitude. Some words of encouragement that maybe all of us need. ;)

"I don't care about the points as much as i care about doing something." Now that's the true EVOKE spirit! +20 spark from Alchemy!
Comment by David Perner on March 8, 2010 at 2:34am
I agree entirely. As much as I love deep conversation, I joined this game with the hope of actually making a tangible difference in the world. Are there any agents you guys know of that are involved directly in such efforts, or who are actively trying to be?
Comment by Claire Moylan on March 8, 2010 at 3:34am
Hey, glim, posted one for you: http://www.urgentevoke.com/profiles/blogs/acting-with-small-steps-a... Also forgot to mention, I'm homesteading my backyard, one laborious square foot after another. Should be done by 2020 when Alchemy calls. Ha, ha.
Comment by glim on March 8, 2010 at 4:45am
thanks claire! i'm on it. got you a point up while i was at it :)
Comment by Yemisi Ajumobi on March 8, 2010 at 5:14am
Now here's a great call to action. Great spark and lots of courage with the right attitude that'd be beneficial to us all on the network. Thanks!
Comment by Nick Heyming on March 8, 2010 at 11:27pm
Waaaaaay ahead of you man. You got the right idea. Its not about what we say, its about what we do. I'm gonna go roast some sticks for the Pachamama...
Comment by Lynn Caldwell on March 9, 2010 at 2:41pm
Yup...that's what we all kind of need...a boot up the jacksy! :o) I entered a comp to get the attention of a world leader, and my oven is now spanking clean, although I don't think the latter counts..:o) Thanks for that. There will probably be a call to action later in the game I expect, but for now - Catch this: !!!! 1 Spark Point !!!!

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