Yesterday, while coming home from a library/grocery store trip, my daughter asked me if it is October 1st in Britain. And, it dawned on me. There are very few things that everyone in THE WORLD agrees on. The month and the day of the month and the year is something we all, as occupiers of planet Earth, agree on (understanding that there is an international date line (IDL) that is an imaginary line on the surface of the Earth). Now, i am sure there are some where today is not the 2nd(excluding the IDL), but overall, stop and think about it.
We differ in forms of government; we speak many languages; we have many different traditions; we celebrate different days of the year as holidays; we have different laws and rules. But, as a world, we all agree that today is October 2nd, 2013.
That is rather incredible! After thousands of years of human co-existence, we all live by the same annual calendar. And, no one is arguing with that, and no one is out there championing a cause or a reason to change that. I consider that a modern day “small victory”. Now, let’s take that as a first step and tell me, what’s the next small step.