Life is not a race

Thank you Jane again and through her to a link on Chris Sessum’s blog to this Alan Watts You Tube video. It pretty much sums up how I feel about life.

In NZ Maori have a whakatauaki (proverb) that I like…

He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.

What is the most important thing in the world? It is the people, the people, the people.

It is the aroha and caring shown to people on a personal level that is more important than learning outcomes and teaching targets. Children need to feel loved, valued and cared about to become successful adults.

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2 thoughts on “Life is not a race

  1. I agree with you. You could teach a kid things all day long and they don’t comprehend any of it. But the moment that you care and show them some love they soak it in and they are able to grow. Kids thrive off of attention and love. Not only kids though adults need to feel loved and cared about as well. It is a part of nature to want to be cared about.

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