Volunteering, that is working for free in order to support a good cause, is an inspiring idea and a great way to help creating positive social change in a capitalist world in which the majority of actions is motivated by an exchange of money. 1,187 more words
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We must discover the distinction between hope and expectation.
- Ivan Illich
The hope is that we do something we all love and find success, and our expectation is that we will find it.325 more words
Cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. In France, it is the first cause of death among men. In the UK, the latest office of national statistics 727 more words
All those years that I have been involved in teaching, I have reflected on the process of education, and it’s relation to learning. Well, not all those years… the first time I was allowed to teach philosophy of sociology, at age 22, to students of my own age, I was just very excited that I could do it. 897 more words
In a previous post I argued that Western culture needs to make a dramatic shift away from devoting so many hours towards paid employment. This has become something of a hot topic in the USA right now, partly because some implications of the Affordable Care Act apparently involve forcing some employees to reduce their hours (why such a rich country must interfere with all employers just to ensure that sick children born to poor parents aren’t simply left to die is beyond me and thankfully also besides the point here), but mainly because The Partially Examined Life covered the topic of work in their… 6,163 more words