"The whole idea of compassion is based in awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another." ~Thomas Merton
The definition of interdependence: the relationship in which each member is mutually reliant on others. This concept differs from a dependent relationship, where some members are dependent and some are not. In an interdependent relationship, participants may be emotionally, economically, ecological and/or morally reliant on and responsible to each other. An interdependent relationship can arise between two or more cooperative autonomous participants. Some people advocate freedom or independence as the ultimate good; others do the same with devotion to one's family, community, or society. Interdependence can be a common ground between these aspirations.
Key Terms & Definitions:
~reliance: confident or trustful dependence.
~mutual: having the same relation toward each other; equal
~reciprocal: given or felt by each toward the other
~relationship: a connection, association, or involvement with anything
~affiliation: to bring close association or connection
~alliance: unite, come together formally
~responsible: answerable or accountable, as for something within one's power, control, or management
~dependence: the state of relying on or needing someone or something for aid, and/ or support
~link: a bond to hold something together; come together
Definitions from key terms came from Dictionary.com
This document above describes the author of the quote. This information is from http://www.merton.org/chrono.aspx. I think the quote relates to the life experience of the author because he is a catholic priest and priests are very interdependent. He, as a priest, depends on the people to follow the bible and he is depended on by the people to give information from the bible for them to follow. A lot of reliance is going through this relationship.
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By the way sorry about the unclear reading from the notebook paper I wrote it on their and I didn't feel like typing it all on this because it's difficult, but it looks good.