What you wrote is what Wayne is referring to as "religion". Realists = utilize observation, fact and reasoning to see the truth, while you, = instead, spend your time making up a truth. In doing so, you chose = truths that are *nicer* (to yourself) rather than more reasonable and = certainly rather than more real. And, like all religion, you profess = that the reason your truth isn't the observable truth is that the world = is full of sinners and that these sinners *must* be dealt with.
On Aug 10, 2013, at 7:48 AM, GS Chandy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> What is needed is a societal mindset to ensure that: >=20 > - -- the Teacher Unions and Teacher Associations become effective = means of representing the real interests of teachers (and not just means = of 'opposing management' and 'gaining privileges for their members' = [that would help ensure the office bearers are voted back into office]); >=20 > - -- the schools of education get down to their real task of = developing effective teachers for schools and universities; >=20 > - -- parents and teachers both realize that children (at all levels) = need to be ENCOURAGED (not PUSHED) to learn: if properly ENCOURAGED, the = children will themselves learn how to PUSH themselves to learn (whatever = it is that they do need to learn). >=20 > Along with all of the above, the stakeholders of the educational = systems need to understand the crucial importance of the educational = system in the complex of systems that constitute society - and they need = to learn how they should act to overcome the deficiencies and flaws of = the existing educational systems. >=20 > None of the above is going to be easy, given that we all have for = generations and even aeons allowed ourselves to be lulled into the = 'comfortable', fundamental misconceptions that:=20 >=20 > - -- we (humanity) are the 'MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE'; and that=20 >=20 > - -- the planet was given to us by God to be our plaything. =20 >=20 > These are dangerous views of ourselves and of the world that have = given to us by most religions. =20 >=20 > A little humility, a little thankfulness for the privilege of being = alive - such could be the appropriate attitudes for us to assume if we = wish to find our way out of the mess we've created on planet earth for = ourselves (and for the rest of creation).=20