The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Our current idea of freedom is only the freedom to do as we please: to sell ourselves for a high salary, a home in the suburbs and idle weekends. But that is a freedom dependent upon affluence, which is in turn dependent upon the rapid consumption of exhaustible supplies. The other kind of freedom is the freedom to take care of ourselves and of each other. The freedom of affluence opposes and contradicts the freedom of community life. ~ Wendell Berry
In the most general sense, care is a species activity that includes everything we do to maintain, continue and repair our world so that we may live in it as well as possible. That world includes our bodies, ourselves and our environment, all of which we seek to interweave in a complex, life-sustaining web. ~ Joan Tronto and Berenice Fisher
Learning how to think really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think. It means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to and to choose how you construct meaning from experience. ~ David Foster Wallace
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