Yes — I think there is a difference, but also a huge grey area — and catch 22, as well.
Gail Boenning
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Well, here goes my best answer. All choices have consequences. Many times the consequences are unintended, or mostly not even considered. If the only motive is financial we lack consideration of/or anticipating consequences. We can never arrive at the “yes and” options. It seems to me that we are conditioned to our “zero sum”, “either, or”, “trade off”, me/tribal centered world view we don’t pause to consider the impact of our choices. And the exploration of choices the yes/and thinking could provide for

“taking care of ourselves, taking care of each other, and taking care of this place” ( M. Wheatley)

What if we were conditioned to believe that we were stewards of these things rather than in competition for. Is my worth as a human dependent or someone else being unworthy?

Philip Slater in the 70’s coined this the “toilet assumption”. In a nutshell he was positing that we American’s think that by flushing our problems or consequences of choices down the toilet of ignorance or denial they will magically disappear. How is that working for us so far?

Examples of this magical thinking are so abundant as to mystify…..look around.

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