There’s more than a call to freedom or a cry of deliverance from repression going on right now. History is reminding us of the worth of every human soul and our duty to show appropriate reverence for life and the life-sustaining characteristics of our planet.
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Peace comes not by imposing our wills or asserting the correctness of our ways and beliefs over others, but by reckoning with our own hearts.
Pressured from all sides, from the Government to the pupils, teachers are increasingly suffering burnout. The problems may seem insurmountable, but the most important point in protecting yourself from burnout turns out to be a very simple one: treat yourself as if you were actually very important.
In the United States, the “No Child Left Behind” program demands that schools best their previous achievement levels year after year. If we cared less about national rankings on standardized test scores and more about human achievement and fulfillment in the real world, we might discover a huge “missing curriculum” that would remain relevant long after graduation.
One of the most insidious ways to lie is to report a series facts that are technically accurate but nonetheless don’t tell the “whole story” — a practice which modern politics has elevated to an art form. But the real tragedy lies in how numb and indifferent we have become with regard to this kind of behavior.
What makes the “Holy Land” holy? Only righteous behavior by its occupants can ever sanctify this or any other land. Will the leaders of two peoples display a level of righteousness that can put an end to years of conflict?
How do you deliver ‘placebo therapy’ to a client? By being deliberately hostile? Quantative scientific methods may not be the best ways to measure psychotherapy outcomes. But those who have the power and the money are increasingly using research results to legitimise a few techniques which are easy to measure, to the detriment of clients and therapists.