TOTW: Means and Ends
Most anarchists accept some level of the principle that the ends can never justify the means, some go the next step of rejecting that means and ends can be separated.
What questions does this raise for you? When have you operated in that way, and when have you done something you regretted in order to get something you wanted? Then what happened? How and when does the principle help us? How does it paralyze us? (Or does it?) Who in your life has tended to express this principle, and what were they trying to get at when they said it? (That is, in my life I have heard it most when someone is trying to control other people's behavior, more than as something people say to prod their own imaginations, or whatever.)
For those of you who didn't take the opportunity to call in to the anarchybang episode that talked about this, here is another chance to get at it.