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Sunday, October 16, 2005

Seven Ages of Man and Economic Motivation

My comment on this post by Jacob Botter at CPH127 I think is worth sharing here:

The trend seems to be towards the interior of the self. We are tending towards more and more individuality and independence when in fact we are becoming more aware of our dependence upon one another. I suspect if we do not turn the tide from independence to interdependence and community, we (yes, the big collective We) are in trouble.

Read the original posting.

Do you see a trend?

What do do think?


  • At 6:40 PM, Blogger Rosa Say said…

    Steve I do agree that we have an alarming tendency to "go it alone" and jump to our own conclusions introspectively when we don't need to. There are a lot of connections to be made and bridges to be built, and old global obstacles can't be seen as realistic barriers any longer.

    However I think that "community" is still one of those too all-encompassing words for people to easily relate to, and willingly get their arms around: Community is just too big for them to give their trust to, and smaller, more defined segments of community are being sought --- sort of like one blog's community versus blogsville as a whole.

  • At 3:21 AM, Blogger Steve Sherlock said…

    Rosa, let's make a new word for this. If community is too "all encompassing", and family is getting too loose (traditional, non-traditonal, extended... etc.) then we need something to convey the groupness of family/community in a way that is acceptable...

    My thinking cap is on... I need to cruise the dictionary, the thesaurus, maybe google and wikipedia... so what options there are to build on. Other than comily (?) or famunity (?)...



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