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  •  They need you more than us (2+ / 0-)
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    teacherken, Knockbally

    What a great way to pay it forward.  Good luck!

    You can bomb the world to pieces but you can't bomb it into peace - michael franti

    by FarmerG on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 03:39:34 AM PST

    •  it may be I need them (2+ / 0-)
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      WakeUpNeo, Knockbally

      I have to have a purpose beyond myself

      "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

      by teacherken on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 04:49:52 AM PST

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      •  Mutual attention-seeking behavior? (0+ / 0-)

        Are we all out there every day just trying to promote what we each have inside of us?  Just trying to get those we encounter to see that we have unique value, because displaying and exchanging that treasure with another is mutually beneficial?

        That exchange can't happen in a herd setting - it has to be one on one.   Some of those kids got to middle school without ever being able to show their inherent value to anybody at all.   They don't necessarily know who they are yet, at that age, but they know instinctively that to make it, they need respect.  Maybe some of them are about to give up.  Show them their value by showing them how a humanitarian needs to show his.

        May the experience be beneficial to all!

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