We are an interconnected society. The human experience is a de facto jigsaw puzzle by design. The soul of each human being is endowed with one part extending outward – i.e. his/her unique talents and gifts which were given to share with the world, and a part which is missing that points inward – i.e. the human dimension that requires reliance on others, what sociologist Philip Wexler calls “reciprocity.” For the puzzle to be completed, one must ignore the exterior, body-based differences, and focus on the inner life – that of the soul. This interconnectedness is fundamental to creating a happy, just, and caring society.
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Quote of the Day
“...the dynamic between giving and receiving is such that each comprises the other. Social interchange, in other words, should ideally carry an inherent mutuality according to which all participants are empowered and endowed with dignity."