“Birds of a feather, flock together.” “By associating we assimilate.” “By beholding, we become changed.” I view these three adages as related and speaking to the individual making intellectual, emotional and volitional connection with another individual or group. Relationship formation occurs in the ebb and flow of conscious and intuitive exchanges. If this is accurate, an altruistic view of life is essential for fair and productive interactions. In other words, negotiation is warp and woof of human existence and ontology.


What do you think about these observations and assertions? How might any of it relate to secular/ spiritual/ religious/ social life?

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