"When you begin to think outside the box, you often become some other "leaders" lousy follower. That usually costs something" (Andy Rayner)

"Our guardian angels are bored." (Mike Foster)

It's where I feel I'm at these days. “In the second half of life, it is good just to be a part of the general dance. We do not have to stand out, make defining moves, or be better than anyone else on the dance floor. Life is more participatory than assertive, and there is no need for strong or further self-definition” (Falling Upward. Richard Rohr.120).

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Hierarchical Aurhorty Outsources Our Humanity.

"Have you ever noticed with hierarchical authority that the way it typically shakes out is that a minority or small percentage of people claim to essentially have more knowledge and more ability than the combined collective wisdom and experience of all humankind? It comes off sounding like "l/we know best." Can't workers organize their own labor efforts? Can't teachers and/or parents organize the endeavor of educating their own children? Can't people collectively encourage and support one another in their spiritual and self-actualization interests and desires? Can't decent and caring human beings self- organize into a solidarity for addressing problems, needs, and injustices in their neighborhoods, communities. and cities?

When did we get to the place where we hired people to do this stuff for us? When did we start outsourcing practically every shred of our humanity?" (Jim Palmer)

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