Learning can only happen when a child is interested. If they are not interested, it's like throwing marshmallows at their head and calling it eating.
I am not a big fan of the word hope, I am a big fan of the word determination. Being determined is a moral position, when you are depend on the word hope you are lazy.
Homeostasis is the force that ensures life is regulated within a range that is not just compatible with survival but also conducive to flourishing, to a projection of life into the future of an organism or a species.
We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words.
Ursula K. Le Guin
We take almost all of the decisive steps in our lives as a result of slight inner adjustments of which we are barely conscious
W. G. Sebald
They are as children, playing with their toys in a house on fire
[He] would rather spend his time struggling to eliminate nettles from the world than put on a pair of wellies and walk through them.