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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The New York Times Meets the rWorld

Posted by Dale Kuehne on March 10, 2011

This is the second straight day that the New York Times editorial page has acknowledged that the iWorld is unstable and beginning to catch a glimpse of the need for the rWorld.

Yesterday monogamy, today the need for emotional/relational development.

In the next 3 months I have been invited to speak about the need for the rWorld in England twice, and a 3 week East Asia speaking tour that includes Hong Kong and Australia. England and Australia know the iWorld doesn’t work, maybe, just maybe, America is beginning to see this as well.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/08/opinion/08brooks.html?_r=2

I want to kiss the world beautiful
I want to kiss the world fine
Shoulder to shoulder, cheek to cheek
That don’t sound much like a crime

I want to kiss the world beautiful
I have no name for this desire
I believe in light, but don’t know what to write
With the darkness drawing near

I want to kiss the world beautiful
Lay down this life I think I would
Give up my shoes and all of my views
Don’t know why just think I should

I want to kiss the world beautiful
Under the weight of all this earth
Sometimes it takes someone else’s life
To make us see what we are worth

I want to kiss the world beautiful
Dream but never fall asleep
Go up to God and say, do you have plans today?
Are you walking down my street?

I want to kiss the world beautiful
And not forget from where we came
There are losers and winners, saints and sinners
I hope we all end up the same

I want to kiss the world beautiful
I want to kiss your lips tonight
Sometimes it’s just more important to love
Than to always have it right

Kiss the World Beautiful by Martyn Joseph (Unpublished)

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