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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Soapbox: Patch Adam's Recap

For ten weeks of Wednesdays we have looked at Dr. Patch Adams prescription to heal society and make a better world. I have taken one of his question's each Soapbox Wednesday since Jan 26th.  I thought it would be good to recap by listing all of them together in his order, with the dates I blogged about each.  Maybe those of you who read my blog could send a quick comment reaction?  Which ones did you try? Which looks toughest?   Which would you like to try? Which are achievable? What things are stopping us?etc. I'd really love to hear from you!

1. If no one wants to end up in a nursing home, what kind of community can celebrate all ages together and honor elders?  [Feb 9]

2. Could you choose at least one child you're not related to and give them the time and care they need? [Mar 9]

3. If compassion and generosity were the measure of success that money and power are now, how would your life change? [Mar 2]

4. In order to bond your neighborhood in healthy interdependence you would need to host weekly potlucks. Would you?  [Feb 2]

5. If being publicly joyful, even silly, were beneficial for our society, would you participate? [Jan 26]

Patch Adams, M.D. and his Gesundheit! Institute team ( were Losang Jinpa's most recent healing arts teachers at UCSF’s 4-day conference on Humor in Healing - entitled "Practical Outrageousness: Bringing Joy into your Clinical Practice".        This graphic is either reprinted with permission or is made available under the "fair use" provision (17 USC §107) of the U.S. Copyright Act for research and non-profit educational and religious purposes only.  Picture source: http://www.PatchAdams.org6. If you have rooms at your home, why not take in single parents as a gift? [Mar 23]

7. How can we move to an economics of friendship? [Feb 16]

8. Could you do ten or more volunteer hours each week to make a healthier world? [Feb 23]

9. Do you dare to be universally friendly to end violence? [Mar 16]

10. Can you match the cost of everything you buy with a donation to an environmental sustainability project? [Mar 30]

Patch Adam's Ten Questions to Help Heal Society:
Take 10 and Call Me in the Morning!

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