Signpostings

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.

    Contact us if you'd like get involved:
    scr.im/rwld

  • 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 Sharewik.com

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Building the rWorld in 2011

Posted by Simon on December 31, 2010

If you’ve followed this blog for a while you’ll have noticed during the end of 2010 that we moved from posting signposts of an iWorld to signposts of an rWorld.

Our contention is that the key to human flourishing is not the intensity of individualistic experience but in the quality of relationships. The importance of quality relationships is being confirmed in an increasing number of fields human experience:

Our best and worst moments occur within social relationships

Committed relationships ease stress

Relationships are crucial to brain development and neural functioning

The ability to form or participate in small study groups was the strongest determinants of students’ success in higher education.

Over 2011 please join us, talk with us, and share with us from your own experience, as we continue to demonstrate why we all need to think and act relationally if we are going to build a world in which human beings flourish.

Happy New Year to you all!

Simon, Dale and the rWorld team

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