Relationships in a World of Individualism

  • rWorld

    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.

    I also blog at

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Till the current ends (The Bottom Line of the rWorld)

Posted by Dale Kuehne on October 28, 2010

Till the current ends. by Leah Kuehne Oil on Paper

Continued from Wednesday … (On the iWorld)

So if there is a viable alternative to the iWorld, what it is?

It is the rWorld (relationalWorld).

A world in which values healthy relationships above self- and immediate-gratification.

One of the reasons the iWorld is relationally vacuous is that we infrequently make a decision considering its full relational impact. We evaluate what it means for ourselves, but leave the “knock-on” effects for others (grandparents, government, etc.) to deal with.

Michael Schluter of Relationships Forum International calls us to use Triple Bottom Line thinking in our decision making as individuals, as families, as communities, as businesses, and as governments.

What is the triple bottom line?

When making a decision we need to consider the economic cost, the environment impact, and the relational impact.

To be continued …


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