We must speak, and teach our children to speak, a language precise and articulate and lively enough to tell the truth about the world as we know it.
What is the effect of your work? Did you choose your work, or are you doing it under compulsion as the way to earn money?
How would it change the learning process to start with a tone of humility? To clarify what can be known, and what cannot?
“There is finally the pride of thinking oneself without teachers. The teachers are everywhere. What is wanted is a learner.”
“What we need, obviously, is a more intelligent–which is to say, a more accurate–description of the problem.” — Wendell Berry
“I prayed what I saw was only fear & no foretelling, for I saw the last known landscape destroyed for the sake of objective…”
When discussing equity, there are so many convenient phrases but there may be a larger view that we’re missing.
A beautiful poem of suffering, anxiety about the future, and ultimately–finally–love. By Wendell Berry, here is “The Peace Of Wild Things.”