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It becomes very evident, a large part of the time, that although groups of us seem to be working together toward a common goal, we are really working toward our own personal goals and that we may as well be alone with our tasks. We’re all looking in different directions and different motivations for the common effort we are involved. This can and does work the majority of time when we are discussing our activities in the workplace, on an athletic team, or in an educational environment. It does not work as well, or at all, in family or personal situations, in politics, or in a large number of athletic endeavors. Working for the common good in a family, working in a field dedicated to serving others, or belonging to a team requires attention to what you’re doing and how you’re doing it, not only to what you want or can get out of it; the people involved must not be looking different directions, but in the same direction. They each must, in their own hearts, have committed themselves to working together in a positive fashion, not to have separate interests and goals that do not mesh with their commitments. Once we’ve made the choice to follow a certain path shouldn’t we do so to the best of our ability?

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Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

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