Monthly Archives: July 2014

THE ETHIC OF STRENGTH – ‘THE PRACTICE OF OPENNESS,’ PART I. . .

In this long essay, Greenleaf now begins a new topic, ‘The Practice of Openness.’ Greenleaf writes: . . .a person really cannot ‘tell’ another person anything important. . . Then why are you writing this book? . . .What I … Continue reading

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THE ETHIC OF STRENGTH – ‘OPENNESS TO KNOWLEDGE,’ PART II. . .

Greenleaf continues and addresses a ‘few problems’. . . We don’t really know a lot that we think we know. Knowledge gets lost and has to be rediscovered. New conscious knowledge disturbs our feeling of certainty about what we know. … Continue reading

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THE ETHIC OF STRENGTH – ‘OPENNESS TO KNOWLEDGE,’ PART I. . .

In his lengthy manuscript Greenleaf shifts his focus to the topic of ‘Openness to Knowledge.’ Greenleaf writes: For building strength, there is a large difference between ‘knowing’ a lot and being ‘open’ to knowledge. Openness to knowledge helps one achieve … Continue reading

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THE ETHIC OF STRENGTH-‘THE RIGHT QUESTIONS,’ PART VII. . .

Greenleaf concludes his questions with. . . 9. Am I striving to make a creative act out of conformity? . . .every necessary circumstance that is essential to an orderly, productive society can be made creative, meaning that something new … Continue reading

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THE ETHIC OF STRENGTH-‘THE RIGHT QUESTIONS,’ PART VI. . .

Greenleaf continues his questions with. . . 7. Can I accept that the best possible compromise is right? The needs and interests of those who may be affected by my thoughts, words, and deeds are rarely identical. . . .What … Continue reading

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

Greenleaf continues his questions with. . . 6. Am I sensitive to the needs and aspirations of all who may be affected by what I think, say, and do? And being sensitive, am I willing to say the words and … Continue reading

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

Greenleaf continues his questions with. . . 5. Am I prepared to accept that I will never have the comfort of being ‘ideologically’ right? This is a tough question for the brittle, the fearful, the dogmatic, the ‘allness’ people. To … Continue reading

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