The Institutional Assumption

by John McKnight on June 29, 2012

Tagged as: Gifts / Association / Raising Children / Local Economy / Food / Safety / Health / Land/Environment / Care of People on the Margin

The “institutional assumption” — for example, thinking in terms of medical care, clinics, insurance, outreach instead of health — is the most consistent failure in our thinking about change. If we start by looking at the condition we're interested in, we almost always recognize community life as the true source of the outcome we seek.