MORE ABOUT THE PURPOSE OF TELL IT LIKE IT IS
ELABORATION OF GROUP'S PURPOSE AND INTENT
PURPOSE of forming the group, TELL IT LIKE IT IS:
Note: the purpose is dual.
A) In a time where the state of affairs in our country, to understate it, is tumultuous on so many levels, I wanted to create a venue where members of the PP could come and log a report regarding what the actual situation is as they are experiencing it. In other words, how is the individual member (you), your family, your friends, your community, your region...being affected by this economic crisis? Hence, I would like for you to tell it like it is from your unique perspective (the inside scoop).
B) Because of the exceptional range of diversity in geographical location, occupations, professions, ways of life and lifestyles that are represented in the PP membership, the original intent was to get as many PP members as possible to join this group and log in their individual reports. The purpose being to provide the members with a comprehensive perspective of exactly how this economic crisis is impacting our way of life. A perspective that is coming from real folks (ourselves and our friends here on the PP) that are having to deal with this situation on a day to day basis as opposed to the perspective given to us from one of the numerous talking heads in the media.
Being a member of this group bears with it an obligation. That obligation, as described above, is for each member to "Tell it like it is." And, in conjunction with your reporting, it would be of benefit to see what your local news media is having to report on the current financial climate in your neck of the woods. So please feel free to post articles, excerpts from articles or links to local media reports in your locality.
There is a lot of bad news right now and it would appear that this financial storm we are in is a long ways from being over. Therefore, reporting is an ongoing activity. And, of course, we should all be looking for indicators in our local regions that are positive and show promise of a turn for the better. Essentially, what we want to know is the condition getting better or is the condition getting worse. Please, no sugar-coating or no embellishment of the dire. Just...Tell it like it is!
It could be that my idea to form a group with a purpose such as this group's is not actually needed or wanted. The answer to that question will be found in the level of participation. In my estimation if not at least 75% of the group's members are making reports or posting relevant material on a somewhat routine basis then my purpose for starting this group is not justified.