Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Week 1: thoughts on introduction and mobius strip

After reading the first chapter and learning about how the human life is a continuously changing and evolving thing from birth to death, it was interesting to take that nugget and see how you could apply it to the metaphor that is the Mobius strip.

When I was younger, I went to a very small school and with only a class of 30 kids, I experienced how others disapproved of my inner self and learned to build that wall that Palmer described. It was easier letting others believe that I was one of them and carried the same views rather than letting them see my true self and be antagonized or left out.  Unfortunately as a teacher I am seeing how the kids are learning to separate their inner and outer selves from their peers and even us educators. It can be hard watching them slowly build those walls and grow increasingly angry or frustrated when no one else wants to play what they want to play or get excited about what they get excited about.

 What I really want for my daughter though, is instead of building the walls and keeping others out, to learn to accept herself and allow others to see it. Then perhaps she could more effectively create a fluid shape to allow for her to co-create her reality. Its hard to be the biggest champion for your own or anyone's child when others don't see the awesome that you see.

1 comment:

  1. I agree that the struggle with the inner and outer self often times results in fighting identity and creating a wall. Glad you were able to make such strong connections to your own development.