Just a few sparodic thoughts so not so much a blog more a sparog. Any contribution you want to make please feel free. Be interested if anyone is working on the same things as I am.
Goals and identify
by Marie - 18:15 on 24 April 2011
The wonders of the net have allowed me to watch two films I know well, Mr Holland's Opus and Amazing Grace: one a work of fiction the other a representation of the lifetime achievements of Wilberforce. Both fictional and real characters expressed their best intent in the talents and knowledge they developed and offered as gifts to make the world a better place to be. I find the films inspiring each in their own way. Not all can be famous but all can be great. Identify seems to be so tied up with what we do. It is even expressed in our language - we as often ask someone what they are as we ask them what they do. The value that society affords a person reflects the value society affords the job and communicates something important about the quality of the person. Maybe that is why someone would prefer to say they are a banker or an entrepeneur rather than a self-serving money maker. Men like Rockerfeller and Carnegie want to leave traces of themselves as philanthropists and leave the detail of how they procured their millions aside. I know there is a great deal of work on identify amongst sociologists as much as psychologists. Any pointers to interesting writings would be appreciated.
Maybe that is what I want children to have the opportunity to do through their years in school - to be able to find what they want to be great at and be a person in and of the world that expresses their best intent.
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