Yaacov Hecht who has been practicing education cities in Israel for 10 years, who started the IDEC conference over 20 years ago, who wrote a book called democratic education, defines (or by design – doesn’t define) democratic education in this way..
It’s about a very important leap.. into the daily bravery of embracing the unknown..
From Icarus Deception:
Change Your Mind
Artists fail, and failing means that sometimes you need to change your mind about what you thought the best path might be. That’s one reason that failure is anathema—it means we have to change our minds.
The real problem when working with a consultant, a therapist, or a coach isn’t that we don’t know what to do. The real problem is that we don’t want to change our mind.
It’s a skill, an attribute of those who are successful and happy. If you need a pro to help you, that’s great, but be clear with yourself that the goal isn’t to find a better path; it’s to find the bravery to change your mind.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/MindMedley/status/607226981193818112
perhaps being lost – in the impermanence/unpredictability – is – our freedom – ie: how we stay alive while we’re living.
In earlier days, it was easy to think of change as purely a philosophical concept. But with the rapid rise of science, we now have new methods of understanding change. Humanity invented increasingly more sophisticated tools, methods and strategies to decipher the complex world we live in. More and more, change can be explained by science. This realization lifts the idea of impermanence up from the domain of purely philosophical thought and brings it in the domain of scientific understanding and explanation. There are rules everything, everywhere, needs to abide by.
“Humanity’s great fortune is that nature has shape, structure, configuration, pattern, rhythm, and similarity. It has rules and order, and is overall, predictable. Since the dawn of science, we have worked to improve our understanding of the natural laws that govern the world. Bit by bit, we seem to discover the directions of our ever changing world,” are the words of author Adrian Bejan, professor at Duke University and known for his work in the fields of thermodynamics and the constructal law.
to be alive is to surrender to he reality of a bodily existence that is never truly at peace and that gives birth to poetry and beauty out of this uncertainty. this requires the courage to no longer hide behind the illusion of immaculateness..
uncertainty is therefore our more significant relational organ, the necessary precondition for our ability to establish bonds w other beings and w other people..