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Hallmarks of the Emerging New Paradigm: Sustainability

View image | gettyimages.com Sustainability Like tastes and temperaments, people’s values and priorities varied. But that didn’t mean freedom of choice was an unlimited right; it didn’t mean exploitation was okay. Some people’s tastes and choices were taking up too

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Hallmarks of the Emerging New Paradigm: Community

Community “The differences between groups sometimes cause conflicts—people can always find something to disagree about as long as they feel a need to create separation. We reject in others what we’re unable or unwilling to accept in ourselves, the things

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Hallmarks of the Emerging New Paradigm: Accountability

Accountability He had influenced her as well. Five years earlier, she’d advised him to plead guilty to a lesser charge, but answers to questions about right and wrong no longer seemed starkly evident to her. Laws were not always just

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Hallmarks of the Emerging New Paradigm: Transparency

In recent posts, I described some of the general features of paradigms and the process by which old paradigms are abandoned and new ones embraced. Next, I’ll discuss (in no particular order) some of the characteristics of the paradigm that

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Paradigm Shift

Revelations and Revolutions “Crisis means turning point,” Kimo said.             Chapter One, A Moment of Time* In my last post, I discussed some of the features of paradigms. Recall that commitment to some paradigm is essential for proceeding with any plan or

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What Is a New Paradigm Novel? (Part Two)

Part Two: What Is a Paradigm? Many people would consider his opinions extreme, Kimo knew, so he mostly kept them to himself. He could afford to view unsustainable lifestyles and practices with disdain, for he had never benefited from the

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What Is a New Paradigm Novel? (Part One)

Part One: What is a Novel? “When you understand the laws, you can see how they apply in different areas. Seemingly diverse theories and practices suddenly fit into a pattern that makes sense. A new paradigm.” Kimo, Chapter 73, A

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