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  1. #1
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    Jun 2009

    Default Fraternity/Brotherhood/Solidarity

    Does it exist? Is a political principle/value/goal or can it never be anything other than informal norm? Does it feature in your life or philosophy of life? How important is it? Relative to other things I mean
    All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.
    Chapter IV, p. 448. - Adam Smith, Book 3, The Wealth of Nations

    whether or not you credit psychoanalysis itself, the fact remains that we all must, to the greatest extent possible, understand one another's minds as our own; the very survival of humanity has always depended on it. - Open Culture

  2. #2
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    Oct 2009
    9w8 sp/sx


    To believe in the life of love. To walk in the way of honor. To serve in the light of truth.

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    Oct 2007
    827 sp/so


    I was a member in and officer in a professional fraternity in college and I can say that there IS something to the bond that you have

    My brothers (and sisters) formed a family away from home- we looked after each other, helped each other at times when you'd normally turn to a sibling or cousin and there are brothers who I would trust with anything- they helped me out a lot when I needed it and I've been told that I was of help to quite a few people at the right time as well... there are a few members who I still look at as REAL honorary family members- so yes, if you have the right fraternity or sorority you have a family
    “The phrase 'Someone ought to do something' was not, by itself, a helpful one. People who used it never added the rider 'and that someone is me'.” - Terry Pratchett

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