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  •  Kudos on the effort and for sharing. (4+ / 0-)

    Dignity is an interesting concept. Presumably it is the basis for human rights. The problem with rights is that they have to be recognized in order to exist. Dignity can just be an attribute.
    The Rowan tree is the oak. They recently gave that name to a subdivision down the street from me. The island is covered with oaks. They're sort of magical trees -- the essence of dignity.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 12:59:08 AM PDT

    •  Recognition is key. (1+ / 0-)
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      At the heart of what we commonly label as "personal problems" is often the social condition of malrecognition.

      Nice thought about the Rowan tree. Just as the Rowan tree is a material entity as well as a symbol, dignity, as the source for fundamental human rights, can appeal to both science and spirit (magic?) for its justification.

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