All posts tagged “understanding

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Learning is not Understanding

Possibly one of ther most hackneyed phrases of the current situation is “we will learn lessons from this”. It should be true, but more often it seems code for filing in the “too difficult” file. Learning is a temporary phenomenon, like the taste of a… Read More

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Sawubona

Our culture encourages external validation. School grades, better degrees, promotion, pay rises, likes. It reinforces a dependency on other people, and often people we would not choose to be dependent on. Its opposite is internal validation. The stuff of soul and self. The warmth that… Read More

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Gradually, then Suddenly

“How did you go bankrupt?Two ways. Gradually, then Suddenly.” Ernest Hemingway. The Sun Also Rises Any of us who have been involved in a failed venture will identify with this. Things happen at the edges, small at first. They happen in several areas, still small,… Read More