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Turning Learning Right Side Up: Putting Education Back on Track by Daniel Greenberg, Russell L. Ackoff

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7. The Environment a Developed Society Provides for Individual Realization

Do I dare set forth here the most important, the most useful rule of all education? It is not to save time, but to squander it.

—Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Every human being is a unique member of our species, possessor of a sense of inner purpose; nevertheless, this soul of ours finds its expression in a real life that is conducted within the framework of a larger culture. The way each person finds meaning in life is intimately related to the environment within which that person resides. Stated differently, we can say that the surrounding culture serves to define the parameters ...

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