The Power of Half - Redefining the American Dream
by Kevin Salwen
Words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality."
"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity."
Family Sells Their House and Gives Half the Proceeds to Charity
The Power of Half
Through The Power of Half, the Salwen family set out to make a small difference in the world and ended up transforming themselves. They found that creating a "half" project was an amazing powerful tool to building deeper connections and trust. The Power Of Half is designed to help you learn more about giving and hopefully to better bond your family, community or any group through a unified sense of purpose.
Community Action as a Unifying Force
During the holiday season, CAAs experience a frenzy of interest and support from people wanting to reach out and help others in their community. Strategies such as The Power of Half are needed to extend this commitment to a higher level throughout the year to help with basic needs and also to get involved with addressing the underlying causes of poverty.
- How did The Power of Half transform your understanding of fairness in the world? Before you learned about this or read the book, what did you believe about wealth and poverty?
- What do you think can be done to address the root causes of economic disparity in America? Where do you see this disparity in your own life?
- How would you respond to those who believe that redistributing economic resources is somehow un-American?
LET US KNOW what you think!