Monday, October 02, 2017

I wonder...

Is it possible to do something about guns, violence and stupidity in American culture? The fascination some men have with guns could be met by the possession of tools. The tools used to shape wood convey a sense of power and control, provided you've learned their proper use, and invested in the development of skill. Through the development of skill, direct relationship with reality is established and sustained.

There are lots of things that can go wrong in society, infecting people with malicious delusions. Generally speaking, however, we are made better and more whole when we are actively engaged in the creation of useful beauty.

My heart goes out once again to those who suffer from the serial events of violence that infect American culture. Some people say that guns are not the problem. I would say that people with guns IS a problem. Guns feed dark fantasies that are too often acted out.

Tools, on the other hand stimulate creative acts. When a man (or woman) has made something useful and lovely he or she is filled with a sense of self-love and self-appreciation. May we please work in that direction?

Today at the Clear Spring School, high school students will be working on independent projects and learning framing square math. Elementary students will be making animal habitats and projects from their imaginations.

Make, fix, create, and demonstrate skill so that others may learn lifewise.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this, Doug. Tools rule!!

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