this is copied & pasted from the Transition in Action site (I commend it to you all):

"The like-mindedness we need most, that will encourage and build enduring relationships among people who haven't gotten together before, is along the lines of 'OMG, all our eggs are in one basket!' That's overlooked, not uncertain or controversial. The like-mindedness associated with positions in controversies, at first energizing (I'm not alone and maybe we're becoming the majority!), easily becomes a trap, a kind of dead end. Or it doesn't serve when the going gets rough.

As transitioners, we are inviting all people to regain and use common sense and reliable means so that we have eggs in more than one basket, so that what we need and value above all does not come only from anywhere, but also (increasingly, as necessary) from our selves, locales, associations and region. In this, differences among individuals*, which are an aspect of reality we cannot dodge, are valuable."

* not individualists

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Comment by Lindsay Newland Bowker on November 1, 2011 at 4:43pm

Nice post David..centering and wise..that is exactly what we are called upon to be if  we are going to do more than holler out our windows "we are the 99%".

 

Come join us to explore this further at Ron's discussion..Occupy Your Neighborhood..it's about strating to try and do this right now strating right now in our own communities.

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