Relationships in a World of Individualism

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    The rWorld is about more than Dale Kuehne's book Sex and the iWorld.
    The rWorld is a New England based, non-profit (in formation), that is composed of a growing number of people and organizations from many faith and ideological backgrounds worldwide. We believe that much of the fulfillment for which women and men are looking can be found by enhancing the quality of our relationships. While the individual freedom we enjoy in the West is a gift, the love and intimacy for which humans yearn will not be found in self-serving materialism or hedonism, but in a variety of healthy relationships.

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  • Dale Kuehne

    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

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All that we see or seem (Intermezzo Part 5)

Posted by Dale Kuehne on October 27, 2010

“All that we see or seem.” by Leah Kuehne Oil on Paper

Continued from Monday … (On the iWorld)

In the iWorld we have not only forgotten how to live and love each other, we have lost the ability to relate.

We have substituted being in the presence of others with being in the pleasure of others.

We are even going so far as to build relationships without physical proximity … or even touch.

In the iWorld ….

Self-gratification is our sacred text.

Having our needs met is the service of worship.

“I” am the alter.

Others exist to service our needs. They are our vestments.

We change our vestments as we wish.

We consume others for our pleasure and then when we are finished with them we excrete them.

Relating has been replaced with consumption.

And we find another, and another, and another …

Such is the dance of life in the iWorld.

It seems that we see very little of the other in the iWorld. “I” is in the way.

There is another way.

To be continued ….


One Response to “All that we see or seem (Intermezzo Part 5)”

  1. Deanna Walsh said true…great word to share with an “I” person.

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