Now as strange as it may be the recent earthquake and following tsunami point with encouragement to the development and execution of "Responsible Globalism." The efforts and response of relief and reconstruction serve as an example and test of our ability to function and grasp as to what is meant and required in this regard. The generousity and mutual cooperation displayed are aspects of the principles of responsible globalism but there is more as well. To show an ongoing concern for the welfare of others and this planet will require a new mindset and paradigm of sorts that recognizes our essential interconnectedness. We must be mindful though, as well to take care of ourselves and not place disproportionate burdens on ourselves but pace our selves in accordance to our abilities skills and such.