my religion is kindness (cc) sharyn morrow
Criticism is always a hard thing to do. Actually, let me rephrase that. Good criticism is hard. In my mind, good criticism is the kind that enables a discussion around something which allows BOTH parties to learn from each other and evolve their views/actions without feeling like they won/lost. That one is really difficult to do since we all get caught up in “I am right, you are wrong, and I will prove it so you can become better” mentality that only results in everyone feeling hurt enough to further dig in to their own positions even more strongly than before.
Brain Pickings, one of the best aggregator for all-things thoughtful and interesting in the world of books, has a great piece: How to Criticize with Kindness: Philosopher Daniel Dennett on the Four Steps to Arguing Intelligently that provides some tips on how to criticize Continue reading
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Lord, teach me to be generous.
Teach me to serve you as you deserve;
to give and not to count the cost,
to fight and not to heed the wounds, Continue reading
Ah, here is what I want to be…when I grow up. ;-)
I don’t think education is about centralized instruction anymore; rather, it is the process establishing oneself as a node in a broad network of distributed creativity.
Neoteny, one of my favorite words, means the retention of childlike attributes Continue reading