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Director Research Analysis, NOVA Town Futuristic Development

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What kind of basic knowledge shall we offer to the young students from now on?

What kind of basic knowledge shall we offer to the young students from now on? Shall we continue to train young minds to serve our existing failing social, economic, educational and political systems, supporting our recycling conventional mentality and bad habits, or shall we bring some inspirational ideas suggesting re-thinking our very existence in whole? Shall our new schools become greenhouses for growing talents and originality, planting meaningful thoughts, new wisdom and ethics, that may turn into inspirational and useful projects of all kinds? Shall we introduce every young person to the idea that he/she is not meant to be a tiny segment of the crowd but a responsible learning denizen of the globe?

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    Aug 11 2011: Thumbs up to Thomas for a great list.

    I can add that there is a process of recovering from hurts that has been unawarely trained out of us.(ex: "What are you laughing at?" and "I'll give you something to cry about!") Laughing, crying, yawning, shaking and talking(non-repetitively) are all parts of he process that nature - or God - has given us. Failure to clear out the accumulated hurts interferes with clear thinking and installs negative behavior patterns. Those negative patterns may also have started due to denial of attention, a true human need. In order to gain attention, children will resort to negative behavior. (Even a spanking is better than no attention at all.) Rather than having "talks" we need to have "listens" with no unsolicited advice, no criticism, and no snide remarks. There is more to this, but, you see the general idea.

    One more thing that I wish all people to realize: our purpose in life is to serve each other. With everyone acting on this, despotism and avarice will be left behind.

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