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Happiness

No small matter

The spectacular rise in standards of living in recent years within the English-speaking nations, especially amongst the English themselves, has created an extraordinary paradox. The busier and wealthier we have become the less time we seem to have for each other. This has created a crisis in how we educate our young people. It is […]

Deschooling our Humanity

Everywhere not only education but also society as a whole needs “deschooling.”

Not all that it Seems

Emotional immaturity Despite the recession, visitors continue to flock to Bath, my hometown.  “You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place,” said the Japanese lady at the end of an exhausting day of sightseeing.  She was right; Bath is a wonderful, civilised place in which to live, at least until about 9 […]

Excerpt from Education and the Significance of Life

February 16, 1953

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When one travels around the world, one notices to what an extraordinary degree human nature is the same, whether in India or America, in Europe or Australia. This is especially true in colleges and universities. We are turning out, as if through a mold, a type of human being whose chief interest, is to find security, to become somebody important, or to have a good time with as little thought as possible.

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