Study Notes on “How to Change the World Properly”

Overview Jordan Peterson's talk on How to Change the World — Properly — is one of the most powerful videos I've come across, laying out the modus operandi that needs to be adopted to see positive change achieved for the long-haul. I consider it Vital Food for Thought, leaving nothing to be desired as a … Continue reading Study Notes on “How to Change the World Properly”

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Is Knowledge Power, Potential or Possibility?

We're taught that knowledge is power but it's more like energy (potential or possibility maybe). True power is in understanding, which is the authority to wield power (knowledge) had. There is no nugget of knowledge that stands valuable all its own. It is the relationship it has with other nuggets that makes it valuable. Never … Continue reading Is Knowledge Power, Potential or Possibility?

The Importance of Mental Pictures in Early Childhood

There's this invisible space between what a teacher communicates and what we understand and that space — wholly in our control — though unconscious, is what we call learning. Teaching is incomplete without the fulfillment of this, though in the hands of the pupil, not the teacher. Essentially, we teach ourselves and "teachers" facilitate the … Continue reading The Importance of Mental Pictures in Early Childhood

Understanding Other: The Question We Ought Ask

In my experience, many people have good intentions but miss the mark. Many think themselves open-minded but their habits and approach to dialogue doesn't represent openness purported. Being open-minded requires we search ourselves for an explanation of how a thing could be possible, not rush to demonstrate why it's wrong because we think it is … Continue reading Understanding Other: The Question We Ought Ask

No Question Has Ever Been Answered That Hadn’t First Been Asked

To ask is to question and to question is seek an answer unknown. How much do we know we do not know? How valuable is listening, when we think we're already in the know? Perhaps this is why many listen with intent to respond versus to understand? Understanding doesn't begin with posing a question, it … Continue reading No Question Has Ever Been Answered That Hadn’t First Been Asked