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Interdependence

The Fulfillment of Being with Others
  • John J. McGee
  • Frank J. Menolascino

Abstract

Interdependence is a way of looking at ourselves and those who cling to the slippery edges of family and community life. It views us and others as equals, as a people who long for companionship, as a people in pain, and as a people who struggle for human rights and hunger for unity. It is a life-long project that brings about healing in us and those whom we serve and calls on us to confirm and express our solidarity with others. Interdependence involves purposes different from those that are typically thought of. Instead of focusing on getting rid of aggression or self-injury and worrying about compliance or obedience, interdependence calls on us to teach new ways of interacting. Instead of seeing ourselves as those who control, we struggle to create community. Interdependence leads us to bring about feelings of union, emotional well-being, and the instillation of hope at the center of our lives and of those whom we serves.

Keywords

Human Condition Behavioral Difficulty Mutual Change Human Interdependence Personal Talent 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • John J. McGee
    • 1
  • Frank J. Menolascino
    • 1
  1. 1.Creighton University Medical CenterOmahaUSA

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