How do we start solving difficult problems? Creag Banta, an associate with LegalShield Legal Services for families and businesses, said it takes a village to solve problems, but we have not been defining our villages properly.
According to Banta, president of the Baton Rouge Early Risers Kiwanis and guest speaker for the morning, your village is all of the people in your life to whom you relate primarily through love, trust, friendship and kinship. “A village takes years to build and constant effort to maintain. Villages are unstable and dynamic. Every change in our relationships alters our village and all of the other villages we touch,” he said.
In his presentation, he noted that our village is the place where we learn about character, responsibility, duty, honor and love. On the other hand, he said, we have the veldt, the great out there, the place of competition and production. “It is a place of institutions, corporations and governments. The veldt is where we go every day to produce the abundance that provides 90 percent of our support.”