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Kimberly Ann

Program Manager, Atienza Kali

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What is the bond that holds a community together? If woven properly, how can this common bond positively change the world?

How do we use this bond to strengthen our relationships and grow together as a species?

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  • Jul 11 2013: Bonds are difficult things because they require knowledge and understanding to maintain, the problem is inequality in intellect, compassion, ethics, brain functioning lead naturally to group differences that evolve and what to exist in different worlds.

    These differences magnify over time, human beings really aren't in control of their behavior. They've inherited a set of evolutionary tools to survive but the reality is the size of any human group has limits.
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      Jul 11 2013: I believe that if you remove the mental limitations set forth by society than any one group or person can accomplish the impossible.
    • Jul 16 2013: Bob: you are right psychologically, but one of our great inventions, "City Life," depends on inventing new parameters for living in large groups. We now have the "Rule of Law" , which enables a fair life for very large groups (no apparent limits), but as you say, not as comfortable as smaller , manageable sociable groups. We could have both, if we were to agree to some degree of autonomy for ethnic groups, for instance. Just don't call it "Segregation".

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