Altruism + Community

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_A17_379375.jpg“It almost hurts me to walk down a road and have people grab my hand and ask for my autograph and not sit and talk. When I’m finished I’m not going to be on the front page, but I’m going to be just as happy without the publicity.”

–          Terry Fox

I expect that each year now, when I do the Terry Fox Run, I will have a longer list of people who have battled cancer since last year’s run.

When I think about character, I think about altruism and selflessness. Giving matters, but building community does too. When those two intersect, we see some real synergy.

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Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Post-partisan eco-socialist. at Politics, Re-Spun
Stephen Elliott-Buckley is a husband, father, professor, speaker, consultant, former suburban Vancouver high school English and Social Studies teacher who changed careers because the BC Liberal Party has been working hard to ruin public education. He has various English and Political Science degrees and has been writing political, social and economic editorials since November 2002. Stephen is in Twitter, Miro and iTunes, and the email thing, and at his website,

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