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Cause-centred Interaction


Many assert that wealth is merely the means to some greater good. This greater good is usually specified by a doctrine (rather than a simple reason) that explains and defends a position.

Striving for some genuinely held greater good can be experienced as intrinsically beneficial, and such people build their social life accordingly. Their motto: Fight the good fight!

Their recommendations are:

Think of individuals you know who obviously exemplify the category. In doing so, remember that it is the overall pattern that counts—not any particular interaction.


The result of intense cause-centredness can be rather divisive. The intense conviction may lead to a neglect of those everyday needs for togetherness and helpfulness, required if community life is to be tolerable.

Originally posted: July 2009

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