Escape from Freedom, into the comfort of the brave new world

Paideia, Step 1: The decision to be free is continuous, and there is no end point. Moreover, the process of continuously deciding to be free and to grow seems always to cause an equal and opposite reaction. The need to belong, to submerge one’s identity into something larger and safer, is equally as strong as … More Escape from Freedom, into the comfort of the brave new world

PAIDEIA for the 21st Century: The 5 steps of my philosophy of freedom

I am working on a series centered around the concept of escape from freedom. It will examine the blowback coming from the decision and the resolve to live a free life. Today, however, I am stepping back for a second to reaffirm the meaning of my notion of a 21st century paideia.  This is the technocratic … More PAIDEIA for the 21st Century: The 5 steps of my philosophy of freedom

Paideia 21st Century: Step 1 Freedom begins in the mind

Judy says to Kim, “You have too much time on your hands.” Since I abandoned public school teaching in February, we all know what she means.  But let’s step back for a second. Don’t we all live inside the same 24 hour daily cycle? No one, therefore, has any more or less time than anyone … More Paideia 21st Century: Step 1 Freedom begins in the mind