Monthly Archives: June 2014

THE ETHIC OF STRENGTH – ‘THE RIGHT QUESTIONS,’ PART I. . .

Greenleaf spends some time framing and then responding to a number of questions. I am not sure how many entries I will dedicate to his ‘questions;’ I know there will be at least three. Given this, let us continue. Greenleaf … Continue reading

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THE ETHIC OF STRENGTH – RESPONSIBILITY, PART III

Greenleaf writes: . . .like other creative persons, the responsible person is born twice. The second birth comes when he or she learns to ask the searching questions that bound the requirements of responsibility. Moreover, one learns to ask these … Continue reading

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THE ETHIC OF STRENGTH – RESPONSIBILITY, PART II

Greenleaf writes: The requirements of responsibility are internal rather than external. Responsibility. . .is the key to inner serenity. Responsibility is not tested by a formula, a code, or a set of rules. A sense of responsibility is an attitude, … Continue reading

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THE ETHIC OF STRENGTH – RESPONSIBILITY, PART I

Greenleaf writes: Responsibility. . .requires that a person think, speak, and act as if personally accountable to all who may be affected by his or her thoughts, words, and deeds. People are affected by neglect as well as by assertive … Continue reading

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THE ETHIC OF STRENGTH – THE SEARCH, PART IV. . .

Greenleaf writes: The capacity for intuitive response is constantly exercised by questioning oneself. . . ‘Constant’ is the important word. . . Unless one does this constantly, one’s capacity to respond is not sharp. . . Routine has supplanted awareness. … Continue reading

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THE ETHIC OF STRENGTH – THE SEARCH, PART III. . .

Greenleaf writes: The search is concerned with self-knowledge. Since as far back as Socrates we have heard that ‘the unexamined life is not worth living.’ . . .the prudent course. . .is to take into account only one important phenomenon … Continue reading

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THE ETHIC OF STRENGTH-THE SEARCH, PART II. . .

Greenleaf notes that strength is ‘not manipulable.’ He relates an analogy attributed to Herbert Spencer. Spencer notes that a sheet of steel that comes through the mill with a bulge in it is not run through the mill again – … Continue reading

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