Monday, 6 February 2017

Teaching, testing and using the right tools to fly away

"It's not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It's our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless."
- L.R. Knost -

When i read this i said: yes, that is the right approach, as we can teach about kindness, empathy and common sense. I am thinking right now to at least 10 games to increase the latent potential in those directions. Can you think at at least three ways to do it?

"Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity."
- T.S. Eliot -

Yes, anxiety is a tool. A good tool. It is telling us that something, somehow, can be improved. We only need to search and define it. So, next time when you find yourself being anxious, think about the reason behind this. Do not despair, do not become negatively oriented. Find the problem. Find what exactly you do not like. And then, find some practical ways to change the outcome. Use all your tools, and you will be a problem solver, instead of just accepting your fate.

"We believe that if a volunteer has a transformative experience, it will naturally ripple out into the world."
- Nipun Mehta -

Volunteers live longer, better and happier. And very often they are more open to extraordinary, life changing experiences. And because of all these, they are able to change other people around them. You know that moment when you meet someone with a contagious optimism and passion, and you are quite moved, and, for a moment, you want to do exactly the same thing. Being that playing the saxophone or learning Chinese. In reality, that specific thing is individual by choice, and probably worked for that person. But you can search, and you can find your 'thing'. The only choice that will make your life twirling around. If only we will think about this long enough...

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