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Personal Accountability Is The Key To Enlightened Behaviors

We are all heavily influenced by our instinctive behaviors. All four InterGroup books explain that process in some detail. We have instincts to be maternal, paternal, territorial, hierarchical, and tribal that all influence our thoughts, behaviors, emotions, interpersonal and intergroup interactions, and cultural realities in every setting. The usual pattern for the world we live in is that we have a basic instinct that guides...

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Twelve Core that Values Can Unite Us All And Create Peace

12 Core Values That Can Unite Us & Create Peace

We can achieve a culture of Peace for America. We can — if we come together to be a people united by our values and our core beliefs — create an America that succeeds and thrives going into the challenging years that lie ahead. We can help all Americans have the opportunity that we all should have to achieve the American Dream. We can build...

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An Influence of Negative Echoes

We Need the Tools to End InterGroup Conflict and to Create a Win/Win World for Us All ~ The Website Begins Now

The InterGroup Institute website launched this morning. It launched on 9/11 in honor of the horrible manifestation of InterGroup hatred and intergroup violence that happened on this day roughly 15 years ago. That event made it very clear to us all that evil behavior at a very primal level can be a very real part of our world. When people have their us/them instincts in...

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ISIS and Street Gangs Show Us Primal Instincts in Their Truly Ugly and Primal Forms

Our basic instincts to divide the world into us and them and to do cruel and evil things to people we perceive to be “Them” can be seen in very ugly forms in both our street gangs and in the ISIS movement that is gathering membership and supporters in multiple settings. The books Primal Pathways, Cusp of Chaos, and The Art of InterGroup Peace all...

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The Learning Gaps Continue — We need to Act Now

The most recent learning ability scores for Minnesota school children showed that gaps between white students and Hispanic, African American, and Native American children continue at unacceptable levels. Seventy percent of the white children are reading at age appropriate levels compared to less than 40 percent of the children from the other groups. Those gaps are not due to race or ethnicity or even the...

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Walk 30 Minutes a Day To Increase InterGroup Trust And Improve Everyone’s Health

Intergroup trust can be increased when people in any setting work together in a clearly collaborative way toward the achievement of a common goal. To create intergroup peace in our communities, we need people in each of our communities to be working together in intentional ways toward common goals that unite us and give us better lives. We need to carefully select areas where we...

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We Must Create Trust In Every Setting

“People have been protesting police violence and law enforcement disparities in more than a dozen American cities. Significant numbers of people in a number of cities have a very low level of trust for the local police departments and people have been expressing their unhappiness with a number of demonstration, protests, and various public displays of non affection. Why is trust for the police so low...

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