Daily Archives: September 19, 2012

Getting Ahead By Getting Along

For five years Wolfgang Dircks had received little notes from annoyed neighbors at his little Hamburg apartment.  One read, “You have again failed to sweep the staircase.”

There were 17 families who shared the same apartment complex.  They knew little about Dircks, except he was divorced, disabled, and difficult to get along with.  Left crippled after a hip surgery, he was a bitter, lonely man.  Yet the neighbors would put his name on the rotation for chores and he always missed his turn.  They simply dismissed it as the inconsiderate and stubborn man he was.  No one thought about ringing his door bell and asking, “Why?”

Then one day, to their surprise, they discovered why.   Continue reading


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Whose Values? Whose Morality?

If you have wondered how far our amoral culture could sink after promoting same-sex marriage, this gives you a glimpse.

Nick Cassavetes, director of the popular romance movie ‘The Notebook,” was at the Toronto Film Festival last week promoting a new film, “Yellow.”  The lead character, Mary, visits her brother in prison and soon the two are engaged in an incestuous relationship. Continue reading


Filed under Morality, Values