Posts tagged "ideals"

“I chose to be an American": Reflecting on Freedom on The Fourth of July

“I chose to be an American": Reflecting on Freedom on The Fourth of July
Author and philosopher Ayn Rand was heckled during a speech with the question, “Why should we care what a foreigner thinks?” Rand, a Russian immigrant who came to America to escape the horrors of Communism, responded with her usual passion and bite: “I chose to be an American. What did you ever do, except for having been... Read more »

The Three Pillars of a Brilliant Teacher: A Theory from an Avid Learner

The Three Pillars of a Brilliant Teacher: A Theory from an Avid Learner
A few weeks ago, this video was released of a teacher in Georgia willingly and maliciously kneeing a special needs student while we stood in a doorway she was trying to enter. Since the video went viral, the teacher has resigned and been arrested for assault, very rightly so. This blog isn’t about this heinous... Read more »

The Power of Perception: The Philosophy of How We View The World

The Power of Perception: The Philosophy of How We View The World
How often do we take stock of exactly what is going on around us? We seem to take so much for granted, the beauty of the sun and the cool of the glorious night. The smells that set our stomachs aching and the cold ice that seizes upon our hands. The wind blowing through the... Read more »
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