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“The current wellness momentum overemphasizes feelings and the body in the transformative path. We generally forget that the primordial change starts through an intellectual shift — and this intellectual mechanism is always expressed by learning.”

“As a species, we have a childlike disinterest and partial disbelief in the time before our appearance on Earth. …
Just as the microscope and telescope extended our vision into spatial realms once too minuscule or too immense for us to see, geology provides a lens through which we can witness time in a way that transcends the limits of our human experiences….
A window is opened, illuminating a distant yet recognizable past—almost like remembering something long forgotten. This enchants the world with layers of meaning and changes the way we perceive our place in it. Although we may fervently wish to deny time for reasons of vanity, existential angst, or intellectual snobbery, we diminish ourselves by denouncing our temporality. Bewitching as the fantasy of timelessness may be, there is far deeper and more mysterious beauty in timefulness.”

“We are navigating recklessly toward our future using conceptions of time as primitive as a world map from the 14th century.”

“Trees talk and share resources right under our feet, using a fungal network nicknamed the Wood Wide Web. Some plants use the system to support their offspring, while others hijack it to sabotage their rivals.”

“The writer’s ability to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange, and to mystify the familiar — all this is the test of her or his power.

Art invites us to take the journey beyond price, beyond costs into bearing witness to the world as it is and as it should be.

Art reminds us that we belong here. And if we serve, we last. My faith in art rivals my admiration for any other discourse. Its conversation with the public and among its various genres is critical to the understanding of what it means to care deeply and to be human completely. I believe.”

Toni Morrison

“Life is not what one lived,
but what one remembers and how one remembers it
in order to recount it.”

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“Today, we are at the beginning of another new era: the Imagination Age – an age that calls for new ways to see, to imagine, to think, to act, to learn, and one that, I will argue, also calls for us to re-examine the foundations of our way of being – being human – and what it means to be human.”

“Reliable insight into the #future is possible, however. It just requires a style of thinking that’s uncommon among experts who are certain that their deep knowledge has granted them a special grasp of what is to come…
The best #forecasters, by contrast, view their own ideas as hypotheses in need of testing. If they make a bet and lose, they embrace the logic of a loss just as they would the reinforcement of a win. This is called, in a word, #learning.”

From Korea to Germany to Nigeria, every culture has its own version of ‘once upon a time’ – and most are more interesting than the English.
In Chile, the story begins with an instruction: “Listen to tell it and tell it to teach it.”

“Not everyone is guilty,
but everyone is responsible.”

Fyodor Dostoyevsky


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