People often think that when others in situations like mine demonstrate ambiguity in their actions this means that they actually wanted what happened to happen to them and then later changed their mind or regretted their complicity.
When we are speaking to others, what they understand is only partially influenced by our intended meaning. A large part of receiving information is subject to one's emotional state, attention to the details of our speech, current thoughts, ability to understand our words, and especially what the receiver expects us to be saying.
Business, politics, entertainment, art, education, and even frying eggs seems to require a constant connection to the digital world. Now with COVID-19 amplifying this perceived need of digital connectedness into a necessity, I wonder how the digital recovery will play out. My 7-year-old who already knows how to fry eggs, impulsively asked our Google Home … Continue reading Let them eat imaginary cake
The belief of a young child is limitless. Every new thought has a power greater than an adult can possibly experience. There is little current of expectation to wash it away. It is concentrated, potent imagination. So potent that if you can read this you are likely unable to reproduce such a great imagination without … Continue reading I do believe in fairies. I do! I do!
I remember being flabbergasted by my son's first report card. It wasn't the fact that a large portion of the report consisted of "unable to assess," due to the fact that my neuroatypical son would not complete work or sit for even 5 minute tests. It was the fact that he was being assessed as … Continue reading Do schools measure too much?