.. 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
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.
With optimal engagement, I refer 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 What is Optimal Engagement Optimal engagement can be described as a state in which a human has potential to reach a peak experience… Continue reading Design for optimal engagement
One cannot choose wisely for a life unless he dares to listen to himself, his own self, at each moment in life (Maslow) In order to discern what a/the human purpose is/ought to be, lets recap what a human is. A human being is: a complex, ambiguous, meaning-making, understanding, and feeling creature that has a unique biologically rooted, intangible mental life; ..a… Continue reading The human purpose
The tragedy of the mechanized individual The apparent guidance and control of individuals by established institutions has often concealed from recognition the vital existence of a deep seated individualism (McDermott, 1973 p.609). This has resulted to the bewilderment of individuals, whose subordination to institutions does not afford them an experience, leave alone an expression of their spontaneity… Continue reading Humans are not machines
Deviancy is the very essence of culture. Whoever merely follows the script, merely repeating the past, is culturally impoverished