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Just as iron rusts from disuse & stagnant water putrefies… so our intellect wastes unless it is kept in use.

Just as iron rusts from disuse & stagnant water putrefies… so our intellect wastes unless it is kept in use.

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Don’t Go It Alone

Aristotle said that in order for people to become virtuous, we need role models—others who have developed their capacities for courage, self-control, wisdom, and justice. We may emphasize different sets of virtues or ideas about what makes a proper role model, but Buddhism also asserts that, as we are all connected and interdependent, none of us can do it all on our own.

Acknowledging this dependency is the first step of real emotional work within relationships. Our ambivalence about our own needs and dependency gets stirred up in all kinds of relationships. We cannot escape our feelings and needs and…

- Barry Magid

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