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Compliments of Samuel Dijk

The dignity of the human person is a transcendent value, always recognized as such by those who sincerely search for truth. To promote the good of the individual is thus to serve the common good, which is the point when rights and duties converge and reinforce one another” (Pope John Paul II, 1999).

Hazing. Why do we do this? And why, after all these years, is denigration of others (for the pleasure of senior members) still ongoing in 2017? The aim of hazing is to break the will; to force individuals to become one, many times through secretive ritual. Turn the page…

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Compliments of Powhusku via Flickr

The energy shrinkage from personal trauma (to blog posting) requires enormous time and creativity: cf.: (1) selecting pieces most relevant to the audience, and (2) condensing activities into pixelated entries supported by research. A process imbued with discomfort, to the point where only writing yields catharsis. An author’s exorcism in which troubling events can be disassembled.

Somewhat akin to the transformation process Gizmo experienced in Gremlins. Turn the page…

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