There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic. – Anais Nin “We want what we want when we want it” a friend use to say. Whether that is some form of great truth or illumination or … Read More Instant Illumination
Every man has two educations – that which is given to him, and the other, that which he gives to himself. Of the two kinds, the latter is by far the most valuable. Indeed, all that is most worthy in a man, he must work out and conquer for himself. It is that that constitutes our real and best nourishment. What we are merely … Read More “…Two Educations”
This article was originally published in 7 parts on a prior version of this blog. It is included here as 1 long-form article. Although the “Seven Laws of Salem” were written as founding principals for a German boarding school in 1930, their relevance to our own continuing education as adults in today’s post-industrial society should not be dismissed. Though they can certainly inform our modern … Read More Kurt Hahn, “The Seven Laws of Salem”, and the Founding Principals of Outward Bound.