Love Expands Intelligence LO27440

Date: 10/20/01

Dear Learners,

"I never lost hope that this grand transformation would occur. Not only
because of the great heroes I have already cited, but because of the
courage of ordinary men and women of my country. I always knew that deep
down in everyone's heart, there was mercy and generosity. No-one is born
hating another person because of the colour of their skin, or background.
People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be
taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its
opposite." Nelson Mandela 1996

"There are many roads to insanity and our culture (western culture
generally) has probably trod them all. It is difficult to find in any
other society a form of madness, or a pathway to it, that cannot be
duplicated by us. The opposite is not true: that all cultures have
developed as many forms of psychosis or found as many ways to attain it as
we have. In this we are secure in our riches. We are as highly developed
in psychopathology as in technology. - An infant organism cannot prosper
on the culturally valued facade; you see, it makes no difference to a mind
dying from lack of social stimulation that its mother is popular." Jules

I want to ask, why it is that in every warm blooded animal the cry of the
young brings forth the parent, from the lioness to the sparrow. And yet,
you know, I see every day how the cries of the 'human child' brings forth
a web of often confused and confusing impulses of action/inaction, from
imposing humiliations to complete withdrawals and even, even, even to
place the bullet into screaming flesh.

Silence, silence, silence.

And the tanks drove into Bethlehem...

Andrew Campbell


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