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There is only one goal. That is to be whole again.

There is only one goal. That is to be whole again. How human beings live and work determines whether they remain whole or are split. ...

12/5/08

Gandhian economist E. F. Schumacher gave a public lecture in September 1977 during which he talked about his name. A name with the obvious meaning, shoe-maker. It is not enough to know about shoes, he said. Even to know everything there is to know about shoes. As a shoe-maker you must make a study of the foot.

A week later he died. After a life-time spent understanding economics I like to think that the shoe-maker is now studying life itself.