“The significant problems of today cannot be solved at
the same level of thinking that created them.”
to have balanced
and world issues.
We come to every issue with our own set
of assumptions, perspectives, history, and
bias. Authentic open-mindedness is difficult
to achieve. We need to help our children
develop an open attitude by looking at
multiple perspectives on issues that face
our school, community, country, and world.
“Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother
about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake
the analysis of the obvious.”
—Alfred North Whitehead
“To inquire and to learn is the function of the mind.
By learning I do not mean the mere cultivation of memory
or the accumulation of knowledge, but the capacity to think
clearly and sanely without illusion, to start from facts and
not from beliefs and ideals. There is no learning if thought
originates from conclusions.”