Signpostings

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.

    I also blog at Sharewik.com

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Lost in Translation: Middle Age Men

Posted by Dale Kuehne on February 27, 2015

In her 1949 book The Second Sex Simone de Beauvoir observed that women lacked identity as women and needed to discover who they were without reference to men. It seems that de Beauvoir’s dream has been realized, as women presently engage the world with a confidence and engagement without parallel.

Ironically, men have become the Second Sex, particularly middle-age men who increasingly don’t know who they are and have lost their way.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/active/mens-health/11425655/Why-do-so-many-middle-aged-men-feel-so-lost.html

Come, come to the city of your lost boys
This is where they play with weapons instead of toys
Spreading their own terror down & above
yet still, they’re all scared of love

Come, come to the city of your lost men
This is were you’ll have enemies not friends
you won’t hear them talkin; words are slower than a gun
In a city overlooked by the sun

Love, come. Love, come
set this town on fire
burn it down and build it up again
Love, come. Love, come
set it all on fire
Oh, love how I wish you would

Come, come to the city of your lost sons
This is where they’ll throw rocks until you’re done
Stirring up their demons, and they put them on parade
and celebrate a common cup of hate

Won’t you come, come to the city of your lost souls
This whole town is a ravaged war zone
walkin thru a minefield you better watch your every move
no one cares if you make it through

Love, come. Love, come
set this town on fire
burn it down and build it up again
Love, come. Love, come
set it all on fire
Oh, love how I wish you would come

Well I’m only a child in broken down world
with a voice nobody can hear
and no one seems to care ’bout a lost little girl
with a burden too heavy bear
When everything inside them looks like everything they hate
Only love can make them understand

Love, come. Love, come
set this town on fire
burn it down and build it up again
Love, come. Love, come
set it all on fire
Oh, love how I wish

Love, come. Love, come
set this town on fire
burn it down and build it up again
Love, come. Love, come
set it all on fire
Oh, love how I wish you would come

Lost Men by Humming People from City of Lost Men (2014)

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