Appreciating Difference

Discussion in 'News' started by Leanne Morgan, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. Leanne Morgan

    Leanne Morgan Administrator Staff Member

    I came across the following reflection recently and thought I would share it. I think it has relevance to the classroom.

    “A species in which everyone was General Patton would not succeed, any more than would a race in which everyone was Vincent van Gogh.

    “I prefer to think that the planet needs athletes, philosophers, sex symbols, painters, scientists; it needs the warmhearted, the hardhearted, the coldhearted, and the weakhearted. It needs those who can devote their lives to studying how many droplets of water are secreted by the salivary glands of dogs under which circumstances, and it needs those who can capture the passing impression of cherry blossoms in a fourteen-syllable poem or devote 20-five pages to the dissection of a small boy’s feelings as he lies in bed in the dark waiting for his mother to kiss him goodnight…

    “Indeed the presence of outstanding strengths presupposes that energy needed in other areas has been channeled away from them.” — Allen Shawn

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