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Equality, Balance, and Fear

A culture where status, rights, and opportunity aren’t granted equally to all citizens cannot say that it values equality. In the absence of equality, selective supremacy exists granting some citizens more privileged than others. Supremacy and privilege are hallmarks of cultures … Continue reading

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Diversity, Fear, and Commonality

Diversity usually isn’t a popular concept in a patriarchy. In general, patriarchies value individual success over action taken for a collective good. Sadly, this can make people in a patriarchy somewhat self-focused. I think it was Ben-Hur who said, “You’re either … Continue reading

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Fear: The Great Paralyzer

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. – Paulo Coelho It’s all about the fear. Fear impedes, separates, and will always make any situation worse. The fear of failure can birth failure. The … Continue reading

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There’s No Way Around It People: We’re All One

Whenever something as gruesome as the June 17th Charleston church shootings occurs, I can’t help but wonder how a heinous event like that can still happen in our country. Haven’t we all grown past this level of hate? Haven’t we … Continue reading

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Unbalanced: Prejudice, Ignorance, and the Other

“Prejudice is the child of ignorance.” There is wisdom in this quote beyond the obvious. Clearly, even in a patriarchy, prejudice and ignorance are not desirable, yet they are widespread in our world. Not only do we find them everywhere, … Continue reading

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Two Kinds of Power

Power as a topic fascinates most people. What is it? How do you get it? Why do you want it? Depending on who you ask, you’ll find a wide range of answers to these questions. Some will say that power … Continue reading

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The Pros and Cons of Fear

Fear can be valuable.  It can be a warning.  It can be a teacher.  It can be a motivator.  All very good, unless overdone.  The problem with fear is that in large or regular doses, it can be paralyzing.  Once … Continue reading

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