01 June 2009

Quote of the day

"Because of our powers of observation and capacity for abstract thought, human beings are meaning-making creatures. We experience the world, draw conclusions about it, and establish value systems based on these conclusions. Our interpretations thus determine our actions and ultimately shape our character."

"The goals are to increase awareness of how much individual interpretations of experience are constitutive of reality, to sharpen critical thinking, and to enlarge understanding and appreciation of the multifoliate world."

At last: the full text of the introduction to one of my favorite classes is found, and serves as a very concise ode to the promise literature offers our lives!

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