Arvind here wondering just what the world would be like if we were all to become more socially responsible.
Fresh from reading the previous post about the tragic bombings in Mumbai, I have just learnt how President elect Obama is hoping to usher in “a return to an ethic of responsibility”.
He and wife Michelle will make sure that this begins at home as they have revealed that their two daughters will still be expected to do chores after they move into the White House:-
Obama girls still to do chores
They want their daughters to make their own beds and grow up in a “normal” way. Malia, 10, and Sasha, seven, will be the youngest children to live in the White House since the 1960s. Mrs Obama has emphasised how she intends to focus on her children’s well-being.
At the same time, Mr Obama said he hoped to bring about a return to some sort of personal responsibility and common sense – he criticised executives for flying corporate jets to Washington to ask for federal funding.
He has also suggested that bankers forego end-of-year bonuses, what with millions struggling in the economic crisis.
So in light of Mr Obama’s fresh outlook and personal initiatives:-
What one or more thing do you think we should do to become more Personally Socially Responsible?
What will you do?
From giving up the company jet and foregoing end of year bonuses, do share your ideas, no matter how banal or serious – in fact the more banal and funny the better!