Mavi Viljoen (the artist formerly known as MA Giroux) is a hospitalitarian, writer, teacher, and urban godmother. She believes, to quote her spirit animal, Auntie Mame, that "life's a banquet and most poor sons of bitches are starving to death." A veteran leader in the hospitality industry, she and her husband moved to Honduras in 2015 to establish a bi-lingual tourism program for high school students. She's been published in the International Journal of Servant Leadership and the host of www.acumennial.com 's LeaderSips. Come spring, you can find her rooting for her beloved Washington Nationals.
From “Ought” to “Is”
"Ought" is not a word you often hear anymore. It has a rather old-fashioned sound to it, and some might say its meaning is rather old-fashioned as well. The dictionary defines it as having a "moral obligation." It is not a legal obligation, as in "must" ... or a possibility, as in "can" ... rather it is the recognition that there is a right and a wrong and therefore, there is a state of "ought."
The world as it ought to be. Business decisions as they ought to be. Relationships as they ought to be.
And once there is a recognition of "ought" ... the question then becomes, "what ought we do?"
Because we can talk "ought" all day long, but it is all smoke and mirrors until we put our hands to it and transform "ought" into "is."