People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances without own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.
Our intention is to affirm this life, not to bring order out of chaos, nor to suggest improvements in creation, but simply to wake up to the very life we’re living, which is so excellent once one gets one’s mind and desires out of its way and lets it act of its own accord. – John Cage
ongoing sustaining/recharging energy: alive people
yong zhao (UO) – people with high math scores on PISA are low on creativity, entrepreneurship and happines
denise pope (stanford) – kids saying over 90% cheat. but they see it as survival
2007 – 80% – esp those at top end 2012 – over 90% – via future of ed – doesn’t really matter – cheating stories everywhere… all peoples
UCLA admissions – if someone is coming for video – that’s a talent so:
Is he interested in Theater or Film & Television? These are talent based majors so academics is second and talent is looked at first.
so – talent isn’t really looked at until a kid has spent a good chunk of his time prepping to pass ACT/SAT – academics (school info) first – always.
even when we have proof that most cheat – or simply memorize from cramming.. and that the end result – high math scores… aren’t what we’re after in the first place… if we lose creativity, entrepreneurship and happiness..
ACT innovation team: we know people hate us, we know we need to change.
imagine scaling the individual…