Alan Watts claimed that “Hide snd Seek” was a universal game found in every culture since the dawn of history--probably before as it taught vital skills of survival for hunter/gatherers: escape and attack. At It is still a popular game, but with children being less physically active, it may soon become endangered. Why, in this advanced technological age, is this important? Why is it vital for our young to master this basic skill? Even today it has critical...
What if you could move anywhere... during any period of time?
Where would you go? What would you be doing?
I decided to go to Manhattan and move with some recent Juilliard School of Dance grads and upperclassmen. What happens in present time 21st century when talented young people are fully dedicated to moving at an extremely high skill level?
Here's one example of what I discovered in a moment of time.
This was the first time I met dancers from the Juilliard School. It was a new environment (Central Park near Tavern on the Green). I asked everyone to play a game of approach and retreat with a second direction: be aware of a nonverbal signal. The game morphs from individual concerned about themselves into one of unified action. Some might see this as "just" a kid's game.
Yet, there are many other levels of learning happening. What were they?
Albert Einstein spent his first 17 years battling a German bureaucracy called school. The reason why Einstein may have not done as well in school as you would expect was that he abhorred the strict regimentation of what and how was taught. Traveling across Europe to join his folks, who had moved to Italy, Albert stopped at this school, in I believe, Switzerland. It was based on the theories of a reformer named Johann Pestalozzi during the Age of Enlightenment (think Declaration of Independence)...
Why are we destroying our young people's brilliance?
This is neither hyperbole or anecdotal.
We have the data validated by no less than NASA and Professor
George Land of Arizona State University:
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Ironically the revolution started with one ball. Join us at the Heckscher Playgrounds in New York’s Central Park to see how this is true. It's time to stand up for the disenfranchised, the near-terminally bored, and the once-creative young, so they may...
I’m a contrarian. Everyone wants to be “in.” I want out. But being fashionable parades as truth these days. It’s just a never-ending cycle of jealousy and manufactured opinion. I don’t get it.
My attitude has it costs. I’ve been called “weird,” “cocky,” and a lot worse. I been dismissed with the usual: “He’s just going through a defiant phase.” Maybe they’re right, but I’ll take my chances. In my two decades of existence, I’...