Close-Knit Communities Put the Individual First – an article on FEE.org


Close-Knit Communities Put the Individual First – FEE.org

“With no property rights established, we find that next to no other rights can be reasonably protected. There is no enforcement of the right to life if someone decides he wants what you have. There is no free speech, no right to assemble, no worship if your exercise upsets a person who has no reservations about using force. These are precisely the ingredients that make up a dystopia.”

This FEE.org article, especially the introduction, explains, to me, one of the reasons total anarchy doesn’t work.

Despite what my younger-self believed, anarchy is not lawlessness. It is a lack of any ruling individuals or institutions – “an-” greek for without, “-arkhos” greek for chief or ruler.

The U.S.A. founding fathers understood that anarchy Continue reading

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I’ve been doing it wrong


I’ve seen this video many times before, but I don’t think I understood it before, and I probably don’t fully understand it now, but I am changing my approach to how I do things because of watching it today.

I’m a detailed person and how I normally explain things is by explaining how I got to my conclusions – and normally get less enthusiasm for my conclusions than I hope … much less.

I should be explaining what I was trying to find out – Why I wanted to know.  Then explain what I found out.

Culture and Cognitive Dissonance | Orrin Woodward Leadership


When you believe you are called to build communities and the most successful person you know at building communities of people writes something profound about it, you would be foolish if you fail to re-blog it.

There is nothing more important, its proper implementation determining the destiny of nations, companies, charities, and families, than the creation of culture. Culture, a system of beliefs, values…

Source: Culture and Cognitive Dissonance | Orrin Woodward Leadership