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29 Jul 2016 7:11 AM 28 Respondents
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By David Seedhouse
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THINK STOP FOURTEEN: ARE YOU AN ISLAND?

John Donne famously wrote:

No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thy friend's
Or of thine own were:
Any man's death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.

John Donne

(And see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devotions_upon_Emergent_Occasions )

How do you see yourself? A single individual? A part of your family? Part of a broader community? A small part of a massively connected world?

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Essentially, what are you?