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The Female Vision by Julie Johnson, Sally Helgesen

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CHAPTER SIXThe Social Fabric

Just as what we notice determines what we value, so what we value shapes our picture of how the world should be. This ethical dimension forms the third element of our vision. Un-like noticing and valuing, both of which occur within ourselves, in our minds and our hearts, the third component of our vision is manifest in our actions.

Our daily actions have real power when they serve the purpose of our larger vision, providing a link between what we are doing now, at this present moment, and what we most profoundly want to achieve in the world. Being clear about this connection—being able to articulate how our actions serve our larger vision—gives us a sense of purpose and inspiration and provides us with a yardstick ...

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