Unlocking the truth about qualities can be difficult in a world dominated by quantity. Take something as nebulous as the notion of harmony. Whether it be in international relations or in the growth of plants, without harmony there is very little health, and yet I do not see much evidence that harmony is either understood or taught by those who hope to improve the health of things.

If I were to define harmony, I would turn to music as my model and choose J.S. Bach, who expanded the possibilities of harmony in his own day to such a degree that he effectively laid the foundations of the entire modern ...


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