The Importance of Policy

People are responding to the publications by sending in excellent writing because they are responding to a policy. If you do not have a policy, you get either nothing or mostly nonsense.

We are continually moving into new fields, and a tentative policy needs to be sketched out all the time or the distress recordings take over. I think if you check back on your own life, you will see that the failure to move is, over and over, linked with a lack of policy—a policy that you can respond to by accepting, modifying, or rejecting it, but which is at least something that would call forth a response.

Harvey Jackins
From a letter written in 1976

 


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