Health and Community

turn of the crankFrom Wendell Berry’s “Health is Membership”:

I believe that health is wholeness . . .

I am not “against technology” so much as I am for community.  When the choice is between the health of a community and technological innovation, I choose the health of the community.  I would unhesitatingly destroy a machine before I would allow the machine to destroy my community.

I believe that the community– in the fullest sense: a place and all its creatures– is the smallest unit of health and that to speak of the health of an isolated individual is a contradiction in terms.

The final essay in Berry’s Another Turn of the Crank collection.

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