bmpUnited is fascinated by plants and their growth process because plants encapsulate a view of life that is quite instructive. Plants may be grown in at least one of two ways: plant a seed, or grow a plant from a branch, stem, or leaf. In each case, the seed or plant either grows or dies. It is that simple.
It is refreshing to think of humans in the same way. Our parents plant the seed of life at conception. We grow in the womb and are born after approximately nine months. The family nurtures us. The nurturing process continues through elementary school, high school, college, and professional life. These stages represent periods of growth. Some people may stumble and wilt just like plants, and even die at any stage in this long period of gestation. Not so easily recognizable in humans, as in plants, is the wilting stage, which ultimately leads to death, absent timely intervention. When we are not making progress, or growing at any point during our long period of development, then we are essentially dying. In the words of William S. Burroughs, “When you stop growing you start dying.”
bmpUnited is empowered to promote different aspects of community development and growth. Giving information to manage blood pressure, supporting the poor, sick and elderly or contributing to install solar power for a family that had been under blackout for three months, all represent different aspects of growth for a person, family, or community. When this is not done, the community’s human capital and productivity suffer, signifying a form of wilting and potentially death using our plant-growth metaphor. This is why bmpUnited is building networks of donors, associates and beneficiaries to preempt premature demise..
Would you like to join the bmpUnited network as a donor, associate or beneficiary? As a donor you provide the resources that help bmpUnited grow to do its work. As an associate or volunteer, you understand the bmpUnited mission and you help carry it out. Finally, as a beneficiary, you represent a plant that bmp is growing to become a better producer in your community. Once the phase of growth is complete, you become a fellow or an associate helping to carry out bmpUnited mission. In the manner described, bmpUnited is creating an ecosystem that grows boundlessly when donors, associates and beneficiaries perform at their best without waste and inefficiencies. Some may describe the target establishment as a well-oiled machine that grows boundlessly out of cooperation, rather than competition. With competition, the players die, but with cooperation, the growth has no boundaries. It is infinite. This is consistent with Professor Ethelbert Chukwu’s mathematical proof described in “Optimal….wealth of Nations”. Let us know your role by navigating to the Contact Page at bmpu.org