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Life Arts    H4'ed 4/5/20

We Need To Expand the Moral Imagination in the Confines of Quarantine

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Philip Metres Writes a Letter to His Students:

'That’s where your education comes in.

Because of your skills in critical thinking, you can discern good sources from sketchy ones, sound arguments from windbags, clean data from fake news, science from myth. But honestly, it’s not easy for any of us. It’s hard work, and uncomfortable as hell. It’s so much easier to slide back into the comfortable digital bubble where you can relax with everyone who agrees with you, and then turn to bark at the enemies outside.

In The Moral Imagination, John Paul Lederach shares how he found that peacemakers all seemed to share four capacities, which I call the Four C’s:

Compassion, Curiosity/complexity, Creativity, Courage

What if this is the time and place for us to practice and develop, in this time of social distancing and quarantine, our moral imagination?'

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A rapidly aging boy from NJ, with a somewhat radical political bent, and stubbornly persistent anger issues...

The above photo is not of me but of an Indian holy man named Sathya Sai Baba. He is pictured here (in a photo taken in the (more...)
 

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