Freethinking or Accountability

In our movements, we OFTEN struggle between a version of freethinking—that anything we say goes, that nobody can tell US/ME what to do — and the concept of relationships/interconnection as central.

Many of our communities are dealing with conflict.  And too often we respond with some version of trying to make everyone happy.  What that produces is a community or movement with a central purpose that is impossible: to make everyone happy. (That’s not the same as trying to find a resolution which meets many of the needs of those involved. “You can’t always get what you want …”)

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