However gentle and kind I am as I take your money when you land on my Boardwalk with its four houses, take it I will and gladly, too.
Me, ruthless? Not at all.
Just my going along makes the game appear normal and acceptable, which reinforces the paths of least resistance for everyone else. This is how most systems work and how most people participate in them.
Good people with good intentions make systems happen that produce all kinds of injustice and suffering for people in culturally devalued and excluded groups. The people who get labeled as racists or homophobes, for example, are all following racist, heterosexist paths of least resistance that are built into the entire society.
The trouble appears in the daily workings of every work place, every school and university, every government agency, every community. If we participate in systems that trouble comes out of, and if those systems exist only through our participation, then this is enough to involve us in the trouble itself.
Reminders of this are everywhere in our lives. I see it, for example, every time I look at the label in a piece of clothing. I just went upstairs to my closet and noted where each of my shirts was made.
Although each carries a U. The only reason people exploit workers in such horrible ways is to make money in a capitalist system.
To judge from the contents of my closet, that clearly includes some of my money. As someone who helps make the system happen, however, I can also be a part of the solution. The question makes me think of the devastating floods of along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. The news was full of powerful images of people from all walks of life working feverishly side by side to build dikes to hold back the raging waters that threatened their communities.
Together, they filled and placed thousands of sandbags.
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When the waters receded, much had been lost, but a great deal had been saved as well. I wonder how it felt to be one of those people. The sandbags each individual personally contributed were the tiniest fraction of the total, but each felt part of the group effort and was proud to identify with the consequences it produced.
It works that way with the good things that come out of people working together in all the systems that make up social life. VD is for everybody, Darling have no doubts!
Each year in the U. Also, consider that experts believe more than half of all sexually active individuals have at least one infection in their lifetime with the human papillomavirus HPV. None of this is to be alarmist or scary—the vast majority of those HPV infections are harmless and go away on their own. This is just to highlight that STIs are very common and having one means very little apart from that one is very normal.
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