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Curiosity-based smaller-scale educational opportunities facilitated by a car-free environment





Education is unjust in today's society 
and the solution lies in creating car free communities
We need communities where children can walk free
This requires a complete rebuilding
Since we do not have that yet 
the outline of what it would look like 
will have to suffice
and the plan will have to be developed piecemeal
based on local conditions and desires

The injustice of education is the result of stratification
and discrimination in the use of resources
But the real problem of education is not just this injustice
Education suffers from the defeat of choice and curiosity
among all who would learn
Education suffers from a one size fits all approach 
when the truth is we all learn differently
Education suffers from the creation of classes
where individual attention is  scarce of nonexistent  
Education results from the gratification of curiosity
Education occurs when curiosity meets resources 
A walkable community would have multiple educational 
cyber-nodes
Education would be everywhere - a permanent fair 
whose booths or kiosks
attract on the basis of interest 
Teachers would be guides with the
world at their fingertips
and the capacity to field questions 
and mentor the interested

Even such elementary things as learning to read and write
and do elementary mathematics
would benefit 
Imagine a car free community of at least 10,000 persons 
where students number a third of the population 
Students could walk to the Math Kiosk
and find the best instruction in the world
on a large screen a whole group could see
Iterations of learning centers for all ages
and all interests would turn education from its present
stratified one-size car-dependent retro state
to a vital community-based
enjoyment
based on the presence of all concerned 
living and working and re-creating
in one community

Curiosity should lead education
Achievement should be determined 
by meeting benchmarks gradually
Success should be a satisfactory exchange
between teacher and curious child

In a car-free urban environment
security would be ensured by
the rules of the community 
which could mandate that residents
not own guns
and that bullying require
immediate remedial intervention
Such seemingly draconian steps
represent the trade off between the violence prone  society
we now have
and a car free cyber-society whose 
economy supports radical shifts such as one from 
today's stratified factory schools 
to the voluntary curiosity-based smaller-scale
educational opportunities facilitated by a car-free environment


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Triadic Philosophy Glossary - Amor Fati ( Love Your Life)

Amor fati means love your life
Amor fati  was Nietzsche's term for the sense that
if life consisted solely of this moment
you would love it
and be content to relive it
Amor fati is linked in Nietzsche to his ideas of 
recurrence and eternal return

Triadic Philosphy embraces
amor fati  
but in the context of  continuity
of moving forward
of chronology
eyes open to the present
seeing what is there
right under our noses
Seizing every present 
as a point at which you sense that truth and beauty
are identical 
as Keats makes clear in his
Ode to A Grecian Urn

Amor fati is unforced
It comes to mind
when heralded
It is dolce far niente
(sweet doing nothing)
in the midst of
whatever you are doing
Loving your life relates to 
the sphere of
all action
in Triadic Philosophy
The Aesthetic
Yes 
the theater of life is meant 
to fuse truth and beauty 
at every point
not as some compulsive posturing
but as your confident acceptance
of the tendency and purpose of the cosmos
Amor fati


Aug 18, 2013
Posted 18th August by Stephen C. Rose. Classic. PUBLISHING HISTORY. TWITTER. TRIADIC PHILOSOPHY 100 APHORISMS. TRIADIC TALES. PINTEREST. CAFEPRESS. YOUTUBE. Aug. 13. It will take a century to deal ...
Jan 06, 2013
Amor fati means love your life. Amor fati was Nietzsche's term for the sense that. if life consisted solely of this moment. you would love it. and be content to relive it. Amor fati is linked in Nietzsche to his ideas of. recurrence and ...
Oct 07, 2012
Amor fati can mean. embrace existence. love your life. love your fate. accept the now. Nietzsche used it many times. to summarize such an attitude. It parses with Peirce's insistence on. continuity. as the basic underlying ...
Jul 21, 2012
Amor Fati in Triadic Philosophy - Aphorism Seven - YouTube. Stephen's Remarkable Kindle Store. Posted 18th August by Stephen C. Rose. Aug. 13. It will take a century to deal with community, density and security - YouTube.




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