Permission to dream

September 4, 2009 | filed under challenge | 2 Comments 

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What do you want–really want?

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Moving towards positivity and possibility

July 31, 2009 | filed under consider this, inspiring, moment of truth, read this, rewritable words | 3 Comments 

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Change starts with us; it starts within. I started What My World’s Like out of a desire and a need to continually see positivity and positive progression. That external change begins internally. There’s a reciprocal relationship between people and culture; each shapes the other. However, culture only changes when the people interacting with that culture change. If we desire to see a more sustainable, positive, and progressive culture, we need to become sustainable, positive, and progressive people, individually and collectively.

In his Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Brazilian educator Paulo Freire argues that the fully human act upon and transform their world.  He, at great length, discusses the cyclical nature of oppression as manifested via current pedagogies.  Oppressed people oppress.  Their idea of the fully human individual is their oppressor, so in an attempt to realize their full humanity, they become what they despised.  Just like with oppression, there is a cyclical nature to negativity, positivity, and possibility.  Negativity begats negativity, positivity begats positivity, and possibility begats possibility.

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The art of possibility

July 9, 2009 | filed under consider this, rewritable words | Leave a Comment 

if you choose to dwell in negativity, you don't want your circumstances to change. choose possibility and take action.