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[“How far should one accept the rules of the society in which one lives? To put it another way: at what point does conformity become corruption? Only by answering such questions does the conscience truly define itself.”]
[As Kelly Gallagher stated in Readicide: “The standard instructional practices used in most schools are killing reading by much of what they VALUE and do.” Standard instructional school and university practices beyond reading often cause mindicide. About these practices Einstein said: "Is it any...
[About the structure of most present-day schooling, David Schenk reports that Bruce Springsteen said of his early days: "One problem with the way the educational system is set up is that it only recognizes a certain type of intelligence. And it is incredibly restrictive – – very, very...
[Eliot’s idea relates to Seligman’s implication that we become wiser when we act wisely. Seligman’s research reveals his items 15 through 24 are solidified under the notion of wisdom. The broadness of wisdom is displayed in the fluid universals of self-control, prudence/discretion/caution,...
[Learning what to ignore helps one ignore excessive certainty. Imagination contributes to that learning. When we are open to learning to ignore, then being open to approximating and guessing helps one be open to making mistakes while providing a condition for making fewer mistakes.]
[Recent books and articles about willpower refer to the power of mindfulness. Schools and universities rarely deal with willpower partly because it is difficult to measure.]
[As Pinker earlier mentioned: "We often try to understand problems by taking apart and studying their constituent parts. But emergent problems can’t be understood this way. Emergent systems are ones in which many different elements interact. The pattern of interaction then produces a new element...
[Epstein (2007) wrote: “One would think that military personnel—obligated to follow orders without question—and prisoners—stripped of most of their rights by the criminal justice system—would be far more encumbered than non-institutionalized teens. But that’s not what I found… In other words,...
[Concerning what to ignore Steven Taylor reminds us: “One of the most widely quoted sentences of Sir Francis Bacon (it comes from his essay ‘Of Studies’) concerns the reading of books: ‘Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed and some few to be chewed and digested;’ that is, some...
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