Re: 1. Re: resources on individualistic people becoming . . .
From: Monty Berman (mberman116hotmail.com)
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2012 04:43:27 -0700 (PDT)
9/23
Re: transforming spoiled brats of any age: it might help to stop the spoiling 
(a revolutionary idea, perhaps?) and can actually be fun to do, too---once you 
get beyond the wrench of such a drastic approach.
Monty Berman
EcoVillage at Ithaca, founding member
Personal development counseling
Relationship coach
 
Every time we stand on our own two feet and don’t draw from the environment, we 
develop our own resources.  Fritz Perls, Gestalt Therapist


 


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> 1. Re: resources on individualistic people becoming
> communityoriented? (Wayne Tyson)
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> Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2012 19:32:54 -0700
> From: "Wayne Tyson" <landrest [at] cox.net>
> Subject: Re: [C-L]_ resources on individualistic people becoming
> communityoriented?
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> Honorable fellow humans:
> 
> Maturity and intellectual integrity are not governed by age--I have known 
> mature 12-year-olds and infantile or adolescent-like people who were decades 
> older. Age does tend to be associated with a certain sclerosis of mind, 
> however, and I would rather live in a community of children than with 
> so-called senior citizens who are self-centered, opinionated, and 
> inflexible. The day I stop learning will be the day I become stupid.
> 
> It goes by several names, such as "character" and "grace."
> 
> If there is some formal method that can transform spoiled brats of any age 
> into mature individuals, I'm all for it. Unfortunately, I haven't 
> encountered one yet. But I will look into "NVC." Thanks for the heads-up.
> 
> WT
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Jerry Koch-Gonzalez" <jerry [at] cohousing.com>
> To: "Cohousing-L" <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org>
> Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2012 6:55 PM
> Subject: Re: [C-L]_ resources on individualistic people becoming 
> communityoriented?
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> >
> > what I'd wish for a community is empathic capacity so that without blame 
> > we
> > can explore the impacts of our behavior on each other.
> > i have found nonviolent communication (NVC) is a useful tool and
> > consciousness. restorative circles is an nvc application useful for 
> > dealing
> > with conflicts. we could use more of both of these in our community but
> > what we do have has been useful in my opinion.
> > jerry
> > pioneer valley cohousing MA 
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