Online education will be a disruptive destroyer of educational bureaucrats. But it will be a boon to great teachers.
Krishnamurthi said “it is better to say nothing, unless you’re quite sure that what you wish to say is true, kind and helpful.”
But from whose perspective do we assess if the true thing is kind and helpful?
We all know about Sigmund Freud’s influence. We know that he was a pioneer in helping us understand the role of the unconscious in everyday decision-making.
But did you know about his nephew Edward Bernays?
Mainstream media doesn’t help us understand what it’s like to be famous.
Some famous people are thoughtful, but which ones? It’s hard to figure out just by watching TV.
Good scientists relentlessly seek truth, and have rigorous processes for discovering it.
Renowned physicist Richard Feynman has a description of the process that goes like this:
“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.”