Aug 23, 2012
Michael R. Drew
Over the next few posts, I’m going to cover some of the iconic persons and events that capture the spirit of the zeniths of “We” for the past 3,000 years.
Many of the persons selected by me and my Pendulum co-author Roy H. Williams enjoyed a lifespan that touched both sides of the pendulum. In these instances, the upswing of “We” is that particular window of time in which they made their historic difference.
The Law of Probabilities would tell us that an equal number of leaders working for the common good should be found at the zeniths of “Me.” Consequently, an honest skeptic reading this list of “We” zeniths might assume we have selected data to prove our assertions.
Please be assured this is not the case.
We created this list by asking random experts to name the persons and events in history who best illustrate the concept of “working together for the common good.” The persons we polled had no clue about how we planned to use the information they provided us.
We’ve listed all of the persons and events they named, plus added a few of our own because, frankly, even people well versed in history don’t know much about the years 300 to 800 AD. We had to dig deep in these years to find historic examples of the “We” and it was difficult for us to find as many examples as we wanted.
It’s interesting to note, however, that every example of “We” thinking that we discovered in our research of the Dark Ages occurred during the upswing of a “We.” We didn’t find a single example of “working together for the common good” in the Middle Ages that wasn’t near the zenith of a “We.” Don’t believe us? Investigate it for yourself. You’ll find what we say is true.
The 20-year upswing to a “We” zenith happens only once every 80 years. This means the statistical odds of an event happening in this window are only 1 in 4.
And who’s our first choice? You’ll find out in our next post. Until then, whom would you consider to be a leader for our current “We” cycle?
Thanks for sharing!