Unwanted wisdom

Richard Rohr

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you try to assert wisdom before people have themselves walked it, be
prepared for much resistance, denial, push-back, and verbal debate.”

Richard Rohr, (Falling Upward; via MINemergent)

This is very true. There is also the reality that people who speak truth in these days, whose “yes” is yes and whose “no” is no, who and actually deal with the issues that become big, white elephants in the room, well these people are going to be resisted, are going to be accused, and are going to be opposed. (The vested interests of the status-quo will not recuse themselves easily, even as their failure is imminent.)

This is too bad, because when we speak truthfully, with consistency, and actually deal squarely with the real problems we face, then real, positive, and workable change for the better can occur.  This is, of course, called integrity. 

When we live within integrity, we then earn a hearing and garner respect from those who want nothing to do with the institutions to which we (I) belong – namely, the Church.

The New Freshmen Class of 2015

The new 2011 Beloit College Mindset List for the new freshmen class of 2015 is now out.

“This year’s entering college class of 2015 was born just as the Internet
took everyone onto the information highway and as Amazon began its
relentless flow of books and everything else into their lives.  Members
of this year’s freshman class, most of them born in 1993, are the first
generation to grow up taking the word “online” for granted and for whom
crossing the digital divide has redefined research, original sources and
access to information, changing the central experiences and methods in
their lives. They have come of age as women assumed command of U.S. Navy
ships, altar girls served routinely at Catholic Mass, and when
everything from parents analyzing childhood maladies to their breaking
up with boyfriends and girlfriends, sometimes quite publicly, have been
accomplished on the Internet.”

The whole list is below the jump.

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