“If you don’t own your life, you are not ‘the
boss’. Our sense of power is proportionate to our ability to take responsibility
over our creation (as a creator, not a victim). Therefore, to expand our power,
we must increase the level of ownership over our reality …ALL OF IT.” -Anon I mus (Spiritually Anonymous)
When a king brands us pirates, he doesn’t mean to make us adversaries. He doesn’t mean to make us c r i m i n a l s. He means to make us monsters. For that’s the only way his God-fearing, taxpaying subjects can make sense of men who keep what is theirs and fear no one. When I say there’s a war coming, I don’t mean with the Scarborough. I don’t mean with King George or England. Civilization is coming, and it means to exterminate us.
Neil deGrasse-Tyson gives a great answer to the question math teachers so often get: WHEN WILL I EVER USE THIS?!?
“Whether or not you ever again use the math you learned in school, the act of having learning the math established a wiring in your brain that hadn’t existed before, and it’s the wiring in your brain that makes you the problem solver.”
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters
of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you,
they belong not to you.
You may give them your love
but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies
but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward
nor tarries with yesterday.
If you wish to know what is meant by public education, read Plato’s Republic. Those who merely judge books by their titles take this for a treatise on politics, but it is the finest treatise on education ever written.