a student's perspective LO7284

Sherry L. Gould (s_gould@conknet.com)
Tue, 07 May 1996 23:32:00 -0400

Replying to LO7222 --

Michael Erickson said:

> While I agree that personal responsibility is a core element in
>bringing about change-I have to object just a little to the point that the
>individual only is the key.

> I know that change starts with the individual. But there are
>systemic issues too. I wonder if this sort of thing is what might be
>driving the move away from the work place and towards telecommuting. I
>would feel a whole lot more socially responsible if I was not forced to
>drive my car all over half the known world just to maintain an existence.

>We need to find the leverage in the existing reality and pull on it real

Though I recognize that the only behavior I can _change_ is my own, I
never ment to imply that problems aren't systemic, or that changes in my
behavior could somehow not have an impact on others behavior and
ultimately the larger system's functioning. The more we understand these
relationships, the greater influence we can have on universal outcomes.
To me, this is the leverage that I've got. When I use it effectively
systems do change.


Sherry Gould s_gould@conknet.com

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