"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."
- John Muir
"In the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught."
-Baba Dioum, Senegal
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead (1901-1978)
The Parable of the Pebbles
A man was out walking in the desert when a voice said to him, "Pick up some pebbles and put them in your pocket, and tomorrow you will be both happy and sad."
The man obeyed. He stooped down and picked up a handful of pebbles and put them in his pocket. The next morning he reached into his pocket and found diamonds and rubies and emeralds. And he was both happy and sad. Happy he had taken some - sad that he hadn't taken more.
And so it is with education.