I ran across a blog post today that began with this sentence:
The person that said this is very wise and accomplished. I’m sure when most people read this they smiled and thought to themselves “Me too!”
Although it could be, my concern here is not about the philosophy of education. My concern is for the deeply embedded cognitive schema manifest in this rhetoric.
Who is responsible for your wisdom and growth?
How you answer that question is critical. If I were a fly on the wall and could listen to your conversations and watch your behavior for a week at work, I could tell you unequivocally who you really believe is responsible for your wisdom.
You will behave utterly consistent with your assumptions. Make sure you understand very clearly what they are and the impact they have on your behavior.
I am not responsible for your wisdom, only for mine. But I do hold myself accountable for never accepting your responsibility. My gift to myself is to help us both accept more of our personal and shared responsibility.
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