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Why are we here?

The hard truth seems to be this: We live in a vast and awesome universe in which, daily, suns are made and worlds destroyed, where humanity clings to an obscure clod of rock. The significance of our lives and our … Continue reading

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David Foster Wallace on the meaning and value of education – Like Fish in Water?

This is a re-post of an earlier post (from May 10, 2013) for those of you who would like to continue the conversation we started this weekend at the H4 Freshmen Orientation Retreat on the value and purpose of education. … Continue reading

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‘We are the custodians of life’s meaning’

Carl Sagan on the Meaning of Life, Maria Popova, Brain Pickings, July 8, 2013 These are some profound reflections by Sagan on our place and role in the universe which powerfully speak to the ideal of global education as an … Continue reading

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Where is the spirit at home?

Annie Dillard on presence over productivity & Pico Iyer on where home is The life of sensation is the life of greed; it requires more and more. The life of the spirit requires less and less. (cf. Hannah Arendt’s understanding … Continue reading

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