“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” (Carl Rogers)

Monday, 4 November 2013

This world has been saved by our disobedience

If we had done a thousand years ago as the kings told us, we would have all been slaves. If we had done as the priests told us, we would have all been idiots. If we had done as the doctors told us, we would have all been dead. This world has been saved by our disobedience.

(Robert G. Ingersoll in Carl R Rogers, Harold C Lyon and Reinhard Tausch (2013) On Becoming an Effective Teacher: Person-centered teaching, psychology, philosophy, and dialogues with Carl R. Rogers and Harold Lyon, Routledge: London and New York, p.53)

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