Talk:Dignity

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Resilience rather than defeat/resignation or hate/revenge[edit]

One suggestion, from Michael: In the first section where you ask about experiences of having dignity curtailed, you might consider adding some questions that evoke resilience rather than defeat/resignation or hate/revenge: how they handled it, who modeled dignity in the face of indignity, how they recovered or would like to recover, how it affected sense of life possibilities... I don't know just what, but Evelin, Linda and Uli, as well as yourself, might have good ideas about this...

Fill the gap from human rights to dignity[edit]

Dignity is more than the absence of abuse or the protection of human rights. The curriculum has to do more to fill this gap. Any ideas?--Lbeaumont 22:31, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Dispelling fallacies and falsehoods[edit]

I am considering adding: “Recognize the lack of evidence, falsehoods, logical fallacies, and distortions in any argument disputing this” as the last item under the first header. I hesitate in case this is too self-righteous and threatening. For example, this challenges the concept of “original sin” which is the foundation of major religions. What do you think?--Lbeaumont 22:31, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

  • Being unfairly blamed or scapegoated is both ubiquitous and emotionally devastating. Often, marshalling and analyzing the evidence is well beyond the pay grade of the parties. In that case, I recommend crafting a ballad like this one. —Caprice 14:29, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

An image of dignity[edit]

I continue to seek an outstanding image representing dignity. I was once told that the “daily bread” image used here represents grace, not dignity. If you know of a better image, please let me know. Thanks!--Lbeaumont 22:31, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Assignment Workshop[edit]

  • Assignment: Describe an occasion when your dignity was threatened or abridged. When and how did you recognize the infringement? How did you react? How did you respond or cope?

Lee, do you want us to start subpages with our stories? I have a great one to share that's still in progress. —Moulton 14:05, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

Let's create a subpage, and suggest it link to the stories. The stories themselves might be on a blog owned by the contributor, or might be on another subpage. My idea is that the first level subpage of the assignment be a directory, listing, catalog that links to the actual responses. Let me see if I can create such a sub-page now. Thanks! --Lbeaumont 13:34, 19 February 2011 (UTC)
I have created the pages: Dignity/how_you_experience_dignity_in_your_own_life and Dignity/when_your_dignity_was_threatened_or_abridged for this. Thanks! --Lbeaumont 13:40, 19 February 2011 (UTC)