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Necessity is the mother of invention, but without education, integration and understanding people (of the general species) we are not able to comprehend or develop solutions.

I had a conversation with an architect this morning who was designing a house for a family in a planned community.   He was scratching his head because they wanted something unique but exactly like all the other houses in their group.  The designer was frustrated that he had to squeeze in a bazaar little room between the 4 bedrooms and yet not add any square feet or cost to the house.  The little room would make the house even more similar to all the neighbors’ houses but create only a small space big enough for a desk and chair.  Not big enough for a TV room or exercise space; maybe replacing the idea of a telephone room with a computer room?  The fellow was trying to figure out how to educate these folks that making 2 of the 4 bedrooms a bit bigger would actually make for a better design and usable area?

Education is so key to our lives and many people are just not able to visualize or understand – they have to see it to believe it.

A local conservative mega- church has just put in a car wash to make enough funds to keep going.  I suggested to my community (in 1975) they should use their building for a recycling center and create a gym in the large wing of their building since they were right downtown and near the lake walk.  They thought I was being humorous.   Some of the mainline churches own whole grocery store chains and fruit juice production companies to supplement their income and stay true to their beliefs.

As my community gears up to sell grapefruit, oranges, coffee and chocolate for yet another season of feeding and supporting the homeless in our midst – I can see clearly how I failed to educate and create understanding and I can see how architects are not helping the re-creation of their communities in an educating way either.

When I was feeling hopeless and discouraged, in came my new weekly TED newsletter…And Garbage Man Mike was a tremendous inspiration – I wanted to share his short video with you and see if your find it amazing also….Ingenuity  in action.

Mike Biddle A Garbage Man

What did you think?   Did it raise your level of awareness?  Ignite the Ingenuity levels of your work? What Questions are you not asking yourself?  How can you re-create your work to educate and illuminate?

Are we still going to let all the coal we mine pollute our nation twice and keep shipping it off to foreign lands?  I think we will be back to Greed, not Ingenuity.

Necessity is the mother of invention, but without education, integration and understanding people (of the general species) we are not able to comprehend or develop solutions.

I had a conversation with an architect this morning who was designing a house for a family in a planned community.   He was scratching his head because they wanted something unique but exactly like all the other houses in their group.  The designer was frustrated that he had to squeeze in a bazaar little room between the 4 bedrooms and yet not add any square feet or cost to the house.  The little room would make the house even more similar to all the neighbors’ houses but create only a small space big enough for a desk and chair.  Not big enough for a TV room or exercise space; maybe replacing the idea of a telephone room with a computer room?  The fellow was trying to figure out how to educate these folks that making 2 of the 4 bedrooms a bit bigger would actually make for a better design and usable area?

Education is so key to our lives and many people are just not able to visualize or understand – they have to see it to believe it.

A local conservative mega- church has just put in a car wash to make enough funds to keep going.  I suggested to my community (in 1975) they should use their building for a recycling center and create a gym in the large wing of their building since they were right downtown and near the lake walk.  They thought I was being humorous.   Some of the mainline churches own whole grocery store chains and fruit juice production companies to supplement their income and stay true to their beliefs.

As my community gears up to sell grapefruit, oranges, coffee and chocolate for yet another season of feeding and supporting the homeless in our midst – I can see clearly how I failed to educate and create understanding and I can see how architects are not helping the re-creation of their communities in an educating way either.

When I was feeling hopeless and discouraged, in came my new weekly TED newsletter…And Garbage Man Mike was a tremendous inspiration – I wanted to share his short video with you and see if your find it amazing also….Ingenuity  in action.

Mike Biddle A Garbage Man

What did you think?   Did it raise your level of awareness?  Ignite the Ingenuity levels of your work? What Questions are you not asking yourself?  How can you re-create your work to educate and illuminate?

Are we still going to let all the coal we mine pollute http://www.bikingarchitect.com/thoughts-about-coal-plants-and-energy/  our nation twice and keep shipping it off to foreign lands?  I think we will be back to Greed http://www.bikingarchitect.com/glutton/ , not Ingenuity. Necessity is the mother of invention, but without education, integration and understanding people (of the general species) we are not able to comprehend or develop solutions.

I had a conversation with an architect this morning who was designing a house for a family in a planned community.   He was scratching his head because they wanted something unique but exactly like all the other houses in their group.  The designer was frustrated that he had to squeeze in a bazaar little room between the 4 bedrooms and yet not add any square feet or cost to the house.  The little room would make the house even more similar to all the neighbors’ houses but create only a small space big enough for a desk and chair.  Not big enough for a TV room or exercise space; maybe replacing the idea of a telephone room with a computer room?  The fellow was trying to figure out how to educate these folks that making 2 of the 4 bedrooms a bit bigger would actually make for a better design and usable area?

Education is so key to our lives and many people are just not able to visualize or understand – they have to see it to believe it.

A local conservative mega- church has just put in a car wash to make enough funds to keep going.  I suggested to my community (in 1975) they should use their building for a recycling center and create a gym in the large wing of their building since they were right downtown and near the lake walk.  They thought I was being humorous.   Some of the mainline churches own whole grocery store chains and fruit juice production companies to supplement their income and stay true to their beliefs.

As my community gears up to sell grapefruit, oranges, coffee and chocolate for yet another season of feeding and supporting the homeless in our midst – I can see clearly how I failed to educate and create understanding and I can see how architects are not helping the re-creation of their communities in an educating way either.

When I was feeling hopeless and discouraged, in came my new weekly TED newsletter…And Garbage Man Mike was a tremendous inspiration – I wanted to share his short video with you and see if your find it amazing also….Ingenuity  in action.

Mike Biddle A Garbage Man

What did you think?   Did it raise your level of awareness?  Ignite the Ingenuity levels of your work? What Questions are you not asking yourself?  How can you re-create your work to educate and illuminate?

Are we still going to let all the coal we mine pollute http://www.bikingarchitect.com/thoughts-about-coal-plants-and-energy/  our nation twice and keep shipping it off to foreign lands?  I think we will be back to Greed http://www.bikingarchitect.com/glutton/ , not Ingenuity.

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