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  •  There is something about this that speaks to me (0+ / 0-)

    on a different level.

     There is something more profound here. It seems, to me, that we really need to look at what is being said here about everything, not just the role of women in the military, or the role(s, sic) of women anywhere, or even roles for that matter.

    It is about looking at what we do, today, in the context of what we did yesterday, thirty years ago, fifty years ago. How is it that this thing, this way of asking ourselves, “Is this relevant anymore?”  is so often overlooked, but so subtle in all of our arguments.

    Do guns matter today in the way they did one hundred years ago?

    Are we teaching children the things they need to know, today, or are we teaching them what they needed to know fifty years ago?

    Are we allowing people who work at desks the opportunity to be productive, today, based on what matters, TODAY, or based on what we think was the right way to treat this kind of employee thirty years ago? Do we even understand what is relevant about “Working” at a desk anymore?

    Do we have the courage to challenge everything we think is relevant, and discover what we have the potential to become?

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