[Vision2020] Installment #15: Purpose

Jeff Harkins jeffh at moscow.com
Thu Dec 30 00:43:41 PST 2010

  Darrell, thanks for the words of encouragement.

Being back in the "teenager parenting role", I am discovering the values 
are useful prompts (topics) - especially when they are discussed through 
the various media offered on the site - videos, individual posts, 
quotations (some classics, some new  - many of the values have "lots" of 
posts and comments - all ages appear to be represented.  It is fun when 
one of the TV spots plays and we have already talked about the "value".

One of the "goals" of the FBL and Values project is stated to be "Pass 
it on".  My purpose is just that!

Chiding, belittling or besmirching the values on our local "community 
blog" (while somewhat informative) seems pointless to me (or at best an 
effort of underachievement) - especially when both FBL and Values seek 
input and discussion on each value.  They have asked for readers/viewers 
to post their comments, corrections, extensions, amendments (whatever) 
so that a richer dialogue results for all.

They state they are quite willing to consider additional values.

If you have comments or other changes, please visit the aforementioned 
sites and post them.  Many of the posts are quite interesting (and 

And a reminder to all, if you find the "installments" boring, 
inadequate, indefensible, offensive or you are just not interested, 
please remember the "delete" button.  I will try to remember to include 
the Installment tag on subject line so you can easily spot it.

Best to all Veeps for a happy and prosperous NEW YEAR!!!

On 12/29/2010 2:28 PM, Darrell Keim wrote:
> Joe:
> If I didn't know any better, I might think you were hinting to Jeff he 
> had posted enough on this topic.
> Surely not, as you have strongly defended the importance of V 
> participants ability to discuss whatever they like, at whatever length 
> they like, in the recent past.
> I hope he continues.  I spent many years volunteering and working for 
> a values development organization.  His list isn't as succinct as the 
> list of values the organization I worked for espoused.  Still, I've 
> found some of the notes thought provoking.  And what harm can come 
> from cogitating on and discussing values?
> I hope you are enjoying the holiday.
> On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 1:45 PM, Joe Campbell 
> <philosopher.joe at gmail.com <mailto:philosopher.joe at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     ...Would it be
>     PURPOSELESS? I don't suppose this is a value, is it? I checked and it
>     is NOT on the list...

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