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...the day will come when man will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside but in the councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union, between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race.
Susan Brownell Anthony
It's easy to find reasons for division between people. Finding common ground is harder, but a step towards happiness.
In the matter of religion, people eagerly fasten their eyes on the difference between their own creed and yours; whilst the charm of the study is in finding the agreements and identities in all the religions of humanity.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It may seem absurd to believe that a 'primitive' culture in the Himalaya has anything to teach our industrialized society. But our search for a future that works keeps spiraling back to an ancient connection between ourselves and the earth, an interconnectedness that ancient cultures have never abandoned.
If you don't know the guy on the other side of the world, love him anyway because he's just like you. He has the same dreams, the same hopes and fears. It's one world, pal. We're all neighbors.
Jalal ad-Din Rumi
Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.
So what will define greatness for your generation? I believe it is to use the knowledge that you have earned here to find ways, not only to connect to computers, but to connect to people; not only to bridge gaps in science, but to bridge gaps between cultures; not only to use numbers and formulas to create, but to use words to lead, and in the process, to close that canyon between ignorance and understanding.
You have the need and the right to spend part of your life caring for your soul. It is not easy...To be a soulful person means to go against all the pervasive, prove-yourself values of our culture and instead treasure what is unique and internal and valuable in yourself and your own personal evolution.
Jean Shinoda Bolen
What we have to do... is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities.
Steven Van Zandt
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Personal Stories About ‘Common Ground’
"Strength In Family Roots"Submitted by judy
As I listen to the Merle Haggard song, "Roots of my Raising," it brings back memories. Alhough I grew up not in the South, but in northern Wisconsin, there are memories that are the same. We can all think about the past if those memories give us the "strength" to live today . Though today is a "present" and a...
Guests From The ClubSubmitted by Anonymous
As a youngster growing up in the big city of Vancouver with my parents, three brothers and a sister, there was always plenty of food on the table. This was no small feat, however, as Dad was the sole provider for our family of seven. It seemed to us kids that Mom spent every summer and fall canning the vegetables...
Wisdom Is Always Yours!Submitted by Bill Keefe
9 years ago and the day after 9/11 I began working on an idea that I now call "The Secret American Dream Project". I didn't know it at the time, but it was an idea based in the idea of sharing. It took time... lot's of time, but the idea has evolved into an idea to "Save The American Dream"... through sharing....
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Common Ground’
Vincent JSubmitted by
One Christmas Eve my husband was on his way home from work. He drove down the street and made the turn to go home. On the side of the road, with his hand raised, and his thumb out, stood an older man drenched to the bone from the heavy rain. My husband stopped, and asked him where he was going. It was about five...
Mark FSubmitted by
Mark is one of the most incredible men I have ever known. He came to me when the rest of the world seemed to abandon me. He was selfless, giving, decent, gentle, kind and honest, when he didn't have to be. As I lived my life dying of alcohol and drug addiction, he humbly shared with me his own experience. He...
Marshall RSubmitted by Grant
Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, Creator of Nonviolent Communication Marshall Rosenberg born in 1934 is an American psychologist and the creator of Nonviolent Communication, a communication process that helps people to exchange the information necessary to resolve conflicts and differences peacefully. He is the founder...
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DO THY BEST
DO YOUR PART
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
CLASS AND GRACE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
Character and charity pay off for everyone.
Larry Fugate, White Hall, Ark.
Um verdadeiro amigo está perto nos bons e maus momentos, que eu seja e tenha amigos. A true friend is close in good and bad times, and I have to be friends.
Anderson, Colatina, ES - Brasil
Being on common ground helps us to move forward in power.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins, Ga
common ground: addictions, homelessness and helping others to recovery...i can relate to all of these...i am blessed
penny, south dakota
I have a similar story: From small town, to college degrees, addiction, top level executive, to homeless, to ministry and now leading others to recovery.