Comment 37935

By highwater (registered) | Posted February 09, 2010 at 17:31:46

But this should come as no surprise; we're too all-of-these things to make marriages work, to make friendships work, to make families work. Why should trends regarding divorce rates, about non-nuclear families, about detachment from parents and grandparents not find their way to how we regard our politicians and our governments? (Or our old buildings?)

I'm too apathetic and too damned busy to look it up, but I'm pretty sure the divorce rate has been trending down in recent years.

Editor Ryan may say that I'm seeing things too negatively, but at least I'm being honest about there being problems, problems that need to be addressed, beginning with the personal...

Part of my belief system is that ensuring we don't lose our past is to work on not only the practical (ensuring that by-laws are being enforced so that don't see 'demolition by neglect', etc) but also the not-so-practical: the mindset of the community, our collective value system.

The former requires bureaucrats. The latter? Inspirational leadership. (Oh, and actual involvement and engagement by the average citizen.)

I don't think you're too negative, I just think you've got your order reversed. You don't begin with the personal, you start with the practical. You change individual mindsets through action and engagement , not the other way around.

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