Interdependence

"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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Interdependence


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.

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