The Faces of Denial

My definitions and usage of various terms in the following essay (e.g. “waking up,” “leap-frogging,” “The Force”) are found in the initial essays in this blog collection. See the entries posted as Front Matter and Introduction, Waking Up and Leap-Frogging.     The Faces of Denial               A woman is involved with a man […]

Why Helping is Not Appropriate

My definitions and usage of various terms in the following essay (e.g. “waking up,” “leap-frogging,” “The Force”) are found in the initial essays in this blog collection. See the entries posted as Front Matter and Introduction, Waking Up and Leap-Frogging.     Why “Helping” Is Not Appropriate               There’s an old adage that expresses […]

Waking Up

Waking Up               In this essay I define what I mean by “waking up,” so that the many references made to it in later essays will be more clearly understood. I begin by considering a variety of definitions of what “waking up” is and is not. Then I examine some of the components of […]

The Face of Future Change

                              The Face of Future Change   Waking Up and Leap-Frogging           by   Susan E. Mehrtens                     © 2001 Susan E. Mehrtens         All […]

Leap Frogging

Leap-Frogging               In an earlier book, Wake Up, South Africa!, I defined the “leap-frog option” in relation to South Africa and its future, as a way for it to avoid falling into the “catch-up option” that most people assume must be how South Africa will “succeed.” In choosing to “leap frog,” rather than play […]