I just came out of my conference (www.cedd.ca) and had a great discussion with my good friend Jacques Blanchet. As always, after a discussion with him, troubling, yet satisfying thoughts occupy my mind. And like I said in the presentation of this blog, this is a relief valve for the many ideas that go through my mind and influence my decisions.
We were talking about our work in sustainable development. We shared the belief that sustainability is not about issues but about the way we build our ideas to solve issues in an efficient manner. Here is a quote to help explain this idea:
« As a net is made up of a series of ties, so everything in this world is connected by a series of ties. If anyone thinks that the mesh of a net is an independent, isolated thing, he is mistaken. It is called a net because it is made up of a series of interconnected meshes, and each mesh has its place and responsibility in relation to other meshes. » — Buddha
Sustainability is about seing the patterns of the mesh, the way it interconnects and finding a solution to make it even more beautiful.
By the way, my panel on risks and sustainability went really well.