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

    [Content Caution]

70 Million Children Left Behind (and Counting)

Posted by Dale Kuehne on June 22, 2017

The Economist draws our attention to the 70 million Chinese children who are the collateral damage of globalization. How long can the global elites (on both the right and the left) feign surprise when voters reject capitalism without a conscience?

http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21674715-there-are-70m-reasons-ease-chinas-curbs-internal-migration-pity-children

Monday’s child is fair of face
Tuesday’s child is full of grace
Wednesday’s child is full of woe
Thursday’s child has far to go
Friday’s child is kind and giving
Saturday’s child works hard for a living
But the child that was born on the Sabbath Day
Is blithe and bonny and good and gay

I was born on a Wednesday
I don’t know about you
I always wanted to meet Sunday’s child
and tell her what to do

‘Cause I was so angry
And, oh, how I cried
Why, oh, why do I have to be
Wednesday’s child?

Thought I could change the story
Didn’t like how the way it looked
So I took my pencil
and I rewrote that whole storybook

‘Cause I was so angry
and, oh, how I cried
Why, oh, why do I have to be
Wednesday’s child?

If I could write music
I’d rewrite all the songs
that you hear on the radio
All the sad songs
They’re about me

If I could write Latin
I’d rewrite the way
All the Latin-based languages
Are spoken, all the sad words
They’re about me

If I could write one song
It wouldn’t be this one
This one’s too sad
Or maybe it’s just bad

I’m so angry
and, oh, how I cried
Why, oh, why do I have to be
Wednesday’s child?

Monday’s child is fair of face (narcissist)
Tuesday’s child is full of grace (a little stiff)
Wednesday’s child is full of woe (whatever)
Thursday’s child has far to go (get out)
Friday’s child is kind and giving (sucker)
Saturday’s child works hard for a living (overachiever)
But the child that was born on the Sabbath Day
Is blithe and bonny and good and gay

Wednesday’s Child by Vermillion Lies from What’s in the Box (2008)

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