Three Principles Living

Judith A. Sedgeman, EdD

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Ask the deeper questions

A flood of questions follows horrifying actions like the Boston Marathon bombing. Who is to blame? How did it happen? Why? Could we have stopped it? Can we keep it from happening again? We analyze each incident with an excruciatingly complex compilation of details. We hope for answers from the accumulation of minutiae. Shouldn't we also ask the deeper questions, the questions that would generalize specific events to insights about the universal nature of fury, hatred, alienation, dissociation in human beings? Have we taken seriously the critical need to truly understand...

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Light and Darkness

A young woman questioned me the other day after watching the news. She had seen a  little girl from Syria, bandaged and bloody, asking why her government would do this to a child.  In the same broadcast, she saw horrifying images of a fiery explosion set off by a father who attacked his two little boys with a hatchet, then immolated himself with them. She asked: If there is innate health in all people, how do these things happen? Aren't some people altogether evil? How can you say leaders and fathers...

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