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Introduction to Resources

Human resources have been valued for over 30 or 40 years in all walks of life. Natural resources were the only resources known to us before that. We do not yet hear of organisational resources. Social resources are not a concept in the world. In the 19th century Man was a hand, a labourer, a disposable commodity that was purchased by the capital. Now the world is treating him as a human being which led to his being a resource for work.

The Industrial Revolution was possible not because of the scientific discoveries of England which were present then in all the European nations but by the excess capital present in England due to agricultural surplus. This was an economic view. In other words Man, by then, discovered Money was a Social Power of Social Resource, apart from its being a medium of exchange. Money by then was an eminent Social Organisation whose organisational resources were recognised by man. What then is a resource?

  • Whatever offers a greater scope for accomplishment is a resource.

 The most commonly accepted resource is the Technological Resource. The most effectively used but least recognised is the organisational resource. It is not fully recognised that it is the Mind of Man which creates a resource out of natural objects or a social circumstance. We can look at the resources we have been using all along.

  • Man, working physically, raises his output by working harder.

Taking greater interest in the work, he discovers a greater energy within him for work.

Mind, of a sudden, suggests a better way of working, which is a mental resource.

In each plane, the impact of the higher plane becomes a resource.

In our parlance, we call it a progress by descent.

The Roman Empire rose, spread far and wide as they added self-discipline to the thought borrowed from Greece. Hence Law -- Roman law - was born.

Discipline is a mental resource.

  • So far, whether fully recognised or not, the greatest resource has been the human mind, its initiative in an atmosphere of freedom.
  • The resource organisation is, is essentially a mental resource. It has not been given the honour of recognition in the same measure technology has been received.
  • In a sense society has been the source of all great resources.

For a business, the market offers the greatest possible resource.

To avail of that resource, the Mind should approach it with the right strategy.

  • The fact is anything can become a resource if only our view is appropriately changed. It is one thing a certain object is a resource, and it is entirely another thing for it to be so recognised. The pearl was there from time immemorial, but its value to man was from the time he ascribed to it that value.
  • The resources man has been using extensively with not so extensive a recognition are many. To him technology and money are the most recognised, cherished resources. It is rarely that man explains to himself that Mind discovering its idea in Matter is technology. Money itself became a resource by its power of organisation. It is his own TRUST in himself and in his society through the government that made Money acquire the power of social organisation. Up till now, the crude power of Money has been unconsciously employed at random. A conscious appreciation of Money that is a social organisation will bring out vastly greater power from it.

story | by Dr. Radut