and refute it

if i were running a school, i’d have one standing assignment that would begin in the first grade and go on all through school, every week:

that each child should bring in something said by an authority

it could be a teacher,

or something they see in print,

but something that they don’t agree with—

and refute it.

× jane jacobs ×

watch with awe

// people are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be.

when i look at a sunset,

i don’t find myself saying,

“soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.”

i don’t try to control a sunset.

// i watch with awe as it unfolds.

× carl r. rogers ×
on becoming a person: a therapist’s view of psychotherapy