M. Scott Peck's Founding Dream

Written on the back of an envelope at an organizational meeting for the newly formed Foundation for Community Encouragement. 

There is a yearning in the heart for peace. Because of the wounds and rejections we have received in past relationships, we are frightened by the risk of disarming ourselves. In our fear, we discount the dream of authentic community as merely visionary. But there are rules by which people can come back together, and by which the old wounds can be healed. It is the mission of FCE to teach these rules-to make hope real again-to make the vision actually manifest in a world which has almost forgotten the glory of what it means to be human.