Process tells us how. Purpose tells us why… Process is really purpose.

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It is academic to draw a line between them, they are part of a continuum

Let us look at what is called process. Process tells us how. Purpose tells us why. But in reality, it is academic to draw a line between them, they are part of a continuum. Process and purpose are so welded to each other that it is impossible to mark where one leaves off and the other begins, or which is which. The very process of democratic participation is for the purpose of organization rather than to rid the alleys of dirt. Process is really purpose.

by Saul David Alinsky (January 30, 1909 – June 12, 1972)
from Rules for Radicals (Oct 23, 1989)
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