Monday, July 27, 2009

The Definition of 'Family'

Most people in this world would say that they believe ‘Family’ to be very important… maybe the most important thing in their lives. However, one of the biggest reasons why this world is full of War & Conflict instead of Peace & Harmony is our varying & limited definitions of ‘Family’… because everything that we do is determined by that.

Here are some of today’s most common definitions of ‘Family’:

  • Relatives (nuclear, blood, extended)
  • Geography (street, neighborhood, community, city, state, country)
  • Beliefs (religion, political party, cause)
  • Economic Status (rich, middle class, poor, uninsured)
  • Education (high school, college, graduate school, academic level)
  • Profession (position, department, district, division, region, business unit, company, industry)
  • Hobby (team, sport, instrument, toy)
  • Health Status (condition, ailment, pain, disease type, disease status)
  • Miscellaneous (gang, cell block, prison, vehicle, airline, vacation spot, restaurant, favorite beverage, etc.)

Imagine what would happen if we e-x-p-a-n-d-e-d our definition of ‘Family’… to include a larger, more diverse group (up to and including everyone on the planet)… The World would immediately become a better, safer place to life & prosper.

Who is in your ‘Family’?

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