These are the words occupying my mind this semester and keeping me away from this wonderful little space.
I could quote this whole book (a great read for everyone, a must-read for educators), because it is full of the stuff that could carry a conversation for weeks.
But I won't.
And I won't even attempt to deconstruct this single quote. I suspect it carries a different weight, and a different meaning, for every person.
For me, right now, it compels me to reconsider what Doing Good really means, and reflect on my moments of false charity and true generosity. We have all had both. But by and large, we live in a society of false charity, of "fixing" problems that don't exist, of stitching things up while we simultaneously plunge the knife deeper into the wound.
It sounds negative, I know. But it's also an opportunity...to be more awake...to make a decision to be more conscious and more truly generous, even if it just begins with a book, with our minds, with our thoughts.