I’ve often described myself as having been educated in the School of Life… but my recent discovery of the YouTube channel going by that name has been a joyful revelation. Beautifully made, concise, colourful videos… means that catalysing a discussion on any number of topics with children or adults is made very, very easy. Packed with information and loads of pointers for further exploration. An excellent resource for self-education.
Take my favourite author, add to this my favourite of all his books, then add my favourite philosopher, mix them altogether and what do you get? About three hours of inspiring audio delights that absolutely moved my world. I don’t recommend this talk to anyone who hasn’t yet read ‘Island’. If you are one of these sad, miserable excuses for a human being 😉 then please don’t delay and get yourself a copy as soon as you can.
There will be an interview for all parents wishing to engage my educational services and I will offer them freely to any families who have read “Brave New World’ and ‘Island’ and listened to this talk:
Read the article here: https://newparadigmeducation23.wordpress.com/philosophy/one-straw-education/
If you suspect that state education is falling far short of the mark but you can’t quite imagine what good education could look like…. watch this. Sands School, an excellent example of democratic education seems to be providing an excellent service that celebrates the creativity and the individuality of their students whilst building mutual consideration.
The Spirit Science series was put together by Jordan Pearce, a young man whose sincerity and passion are unquestionable. I like the way he puts things together and this is highly recommended for anyone who’s interested in broadening their understanding of numbers and how they inter-relate with almost every aspect of human life.
Many thanks to Shawn for the invitation and a great interview: http://www.newparadigmradio.com/ian-powell/
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If you think that a superhero means a lycra-clad, masked and muscled man with magical powers, it might be time to update your ideas. A superhero does not have to mean some Nietzschean image of perfection the recent decades of superhero comics and graphic novels stand as testimony.
Sometimes a superhuman achievement is just to make it through a whole day without being violent in thought or action. Sometimes it could be simply being there for someone at the crucial point when they needed some support whether that be just a hug or even a glance of understanding.
Perhaps all we need to do is show some heart? Continue reading “What is a Superhero?”
I like to consider myself an advocate for the more beautiful world our hearts tell us is possible. A salesman offering comprehensive after-sales support for those invested in making that transition. It’s a voluntary position motivated by my own self-interest because I want to live in that world which is slowly coming into view… a world of justness, love and compassion. Continue reading “Salesman for a Better World”
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