Saturday, September 3, 2011
Quote It! Saturday
This blog is, of course, devoted to quotes. At least it's supposed to be...I'm still trying to get back in the swing of keeping up with two blogs. But Freda's Voice has a wonderful meme called Quote It! that I cannot resist participating in. You can post as many quotes as you like. To join in, hop on over to Freda's place!
Here are my quotes for the day:
Try this sometime. Get a group of children in a room with a light fixture hanging just out of reach. Then watch what happens: one child will jump to touch it, and before you know, every kid will be leaping like Michael Jordan. They're testing their skill, stimulated by the challenge of reaching something beyond their normal grasp.
Put the same children in a room where everything is easily within reach and there will be no jumping, no competition, no challenge.
The problem with American education is a low ceiling of expectations. We have built schools that demand and teach too little, and the children have stopped leaping.
We're so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive is what it is all about.