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In Summary

These past two weeks I have been posting on reconciliation and greed. As I re-read them, I am struck by several editorial items, but mainly these: 725 more words

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Some (Un)healthy Competition

Sculptures of Justice are historically of a blindfolded female holding scales. We say she is blind. The intent is to show an impartiality in judgment. We want to assert that Justice makes decisions independent of the particulars of a person’s circumstances, appearance, background, or demographics. 415 more words

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Greed

Greed has generally been considered an excessive desire to get and keep more than one needs. The degree of excess appears to be related to the inability to distinguish wants from needs. 292 more words

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Finding flexibility

Flourishing communities have a degree of flexibility that can scare the hell out of their members. Our attraction to things that are safe and familiar is remarkable. 781 more words

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Who will lead us?

If communities are going to form, function, and thrive, their members must identify the leadership that exists. Because there is always much to be done in communities, many leaders are needed. 655 more words

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Finding Motivation

If communities are going to form, function, and thrive, their members must recognize community issues and find motivation to address these issues.

Once communities identify their issues – which is a big deal – they can see how community members share some values and not others. 362 more words

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Growing Perspective

Gaining perspective has been an important and challenging journey for me. In the past five years or so, I have gained a new appreciation that I have not actually achieved perspective, in large part because there may be no actual destination or end point. 895 more words

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