Assignment: The Human Imagination
Assignment: The Human Imagination
1980 Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lecture
This thought is true for us. It is true for each patient or client we serve. Are we a profession that supports change? I believe so. Another quote from Bronowski:
We are all afraid—for our confidence, for the future, for the world. That is the nature of the human imagination. Yet every man, every civilization, has gone forward because of its engagement with what it has set itself to do. The personal com- mitment of a man to his skills, the intellectual commitment and the emotional commitment working together as one, has made the Ascent of Man. (8, p. 438)
As a profession and as professionals, let us put our resources, intelligence, and emotional commitment together and work diligently toward the ascent of our profession. The health care system, the clients we serve, and each of us individually will benefit from our commitment.
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