I grew up believing that showing forgiveness was the ultimate sign of sainthood. Forgiveness for a long time to me was the crème de la crème of piety; the absolute epitome of everything that defines a “holy” person. For most of my life, I’ve believed that forgiveness is about forgetting, it’s about wiping the slate […]
Activism has played an extremely beneficial and important role throughout the history of mankind. It has helped us to protect the environment, preserve endangered species, promote gender and racial equality, support sexual freedom, override dictatorships, end slavery, prevent abuse of the innocent, and many other important issues we have faced. There is no doubt that […]
Jesus of Nazareth is undoubtedly the most known figure in Western civilization. Christianity as a religion is embraced by one-third of the human population that is based around his life and wise lessons. This, in and of itself, is an astounding achievement as the teachings of Jesus only lasted around three years prior to his […]
Static curriculum. Generic learning content. Strict timetables. Depersonalized classrooms. Droning lecturers. Irrelevant, theoretical assignments. Ridiculously exorbitant fees. For most of us, modern traditional education is quite simply a pain in the ass, one that lingers for a very long time (considering the level of debt it incurs). But education doesn’t have to be a laborious […]
Ray Bradbury, Frank Zappa, Stanley Kubrick, Benjamin Franklin, Malcolm X, Julian Assange … some of the greatest and most successful people in history were (and are) not only autotelic, but also autodidacts. As author and autodidact Helen Beatrix Potter once noted: “thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some […]
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