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:
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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 Sharewik.com

    [Content Caution]

We Are More Than We Know

Posted by Dale Kuehne on March 21, 2011

There is a reason why a world based consumption and self-gratification leaves so many of us feeling hollow. We are more than we know.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/08/opinion/08brooks.html?_r=1

Eternity, eternity
It’s jus’ a paycheck away
So chase that tail, chase your tail
The American tale
Apathy, complacency
Can I hear three cheers for thee?
(No? Oh well…)
Ahhh…

We know, we know that we are more than this
More than we know, there’s a reason we exist
We know, we know, we know
We won’t be this easily dismissed

Commute, work, commute, sleep
We’ve got cars at home to feed
Left my hair, left my hair, strands of myself in the sink
Nothing to say, nothing to say
‘Cause that’s all, all they wanna hear
Ahhh…

We know, we know that we are more than this
More than we know, there’s a reason we exist
We know, we know, we know
We won’t be this easily dismissed

So point me toward the morning
Can you point me toward the morning
Someone point me toward the morning
No more is it a sure thing
So point me toward the morning
Can you point me toward the morning
Someone point me toward the…

Apartment complex reeks
of old takeout Chinese
At night the ventilation speaks
Russian and Cantonese
Ahhh…

We know, we know that we are more than this
More than we know, there’s a reason we exist
We know, we know, we know
We won’t be this easily dismissed
Oh, we know, we know that we are more than this
More than we know, there’s a reason we exist
We know, we know, we know…
We won’t be this easily dismissed
No, we won’t be so easily dismissed.

Point Me Toward the Morning by The Matches from A Band iun Hope (2008)

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