the unknown is not only “out there,” but also [...] within the self. Unable to scratch away the inconvenient fact that we are at best only partial knowers of ourselves, we may overlook the fact that every personal endeavor carries something unintelligible at its core.”
.. the pupil is never educated to the degree of consciousness, but only to the degree of trust and reverence, and a child is not made a man, but kept a child
If man could live honestly, with freedom directed at proper pursuits, he would have “freedom in his love, and in his soul be free.”
A humanistic community is a place in which people face each other over time in all their human variety. Such places promote the highest quality of engagement and participation possible in life. (Gatto)
Optimal engagement, refers neither to the distraction of individuals via continued excitation of their various pleasurable organs, nor the authoritative control, manipulation and guidance of individuals from which only dependence on external suggestion and factitious experiences are attainable.
Rat killing machines can include poisoning, trapping, cats, sticks, drowning, electric shocks, staring (see 'Men who stare at goats'), and surely, if the rats are a delicacy, they can be taken as a source of food. None of the rat killing tool can be said to be better than another, because they do not merely … Continue reading A 100+ rat killing machines
..belongingness, respect, protection, love, security, self-esteem, .. cannot be satisfied by trees, mountains or even dogs; only from healthy relations with other human beings. It is also, only, to other human beings that we can give these in the fullest measure