A New Decade and a New Vision for Education: Seizing the Moment, Realizing the Value of Values-led Civics Education
- Kamran Mofid
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The New Decade is upon us: We all have a responsibility to make the world a better place
...And unlike everything else that we have done in previous decades- This Responsibility Can Not Be Outsourced!
The New Decade: The Decade of Hope for a Better World and more Meaningful Lives
May you find joy in the simple pleasures of life and may the light of the New Year and the New Decade fill your heart with the hope for a better world
Lest we forget, we all have a personal responsibility to do what we can to make the world a better place in the most impactful and thoughtful way that we can. This is it, this is the moment and I’m so aware and understand that.
We can make the world great again, we can change our lives for the better, not by arrogance, selfishness, greed, populism, trickery, isolationism, exceptionalism and neoliberalism, but, by our humanity, kindness, and rediscovering what it means to be human, when we continue our common good journey and share a common belief in the potential of each one of us to become self-directed, empowered, and active in defining this time in the world as an opportunity for positive change and healing and for the true formation of a culture of peace by giving thanks, spreading joy, sharing love, seeing miracles, discovering goodness, embracing kindness, practicing patience, teaching moderation, encouraging laughter, celebrating diversity, showing compassion, turning from hatred, practicing forgiveness, peacefully resolving conflicts, communicating non-violently, choosing happiness and enjoying life.
To my mind, all these will become possible, if we choose the right path and the right values.
I believe I know the path.
Recalling the beautiful and wise words of Gandhi: ‘I know the path. It is straight and narrow. It is like the edge of a sword. I rejoice to walk on it. I weep when I slip. God's word is: 'He who strives never perishes.' I have implicit faith in that promise. Though, therefore, from my weakness I fail a thousand times, I will not lose faith, but hope that I shall see the Light when the flesh has been brought under perfect subjection, as some day it must.’
Here's what I've learned: This is My Path