I picked this link up from a comment left on Andrea’s blog. The Queen’s English version is hilarious. But the overall point that Jim made was quite valid, nonetheless: in a community people have your back.
Unschooling Voices #13 is up.
Andrea sent me a link to some maze design research at the University of Waterloo, one of Canada’s prominent universities. I’ve always enjoyed mazes. What I find a bit amusing about the article is that in one of the programming courses I used to teach, I gave the students an assignment where they wrote a maze solving program.
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Andrea sent me this tonight and I liked it so much I couldn’t resist posting it.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“However strange it may well seem, to do oneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s duty will make any
one conceited who only does it sometimes. Those who do it always
would as soon think of being conceited of eating their dinner as
of doing their duty.
What honest boy would pride himself on not picking pockets? A
thief who was trying to reform would. To be conceited of doing
oneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s duty is then a sign of how little one does it, and how
little one sees that a contemptible thing it is not to do it.Ã¢â‚¬Â/
~ G. MacDonald, The Wise Woman