It’s time that we as a people step back, draw a few deep breaths, and come to our senses. What, really, is education? What is its purpose? In the light of our answers to those questions, is education measurable, and if it is measurable does it make sense that the same measures would apply to everyone?
Wonderful reflections from Erin Callan the former chief financial officer of Lehman Brothers:
I didn’t start out with the goal of devoting all of myself to my job. It crept in over time. Each year that went by, slight modifications became the new normal. First I spent a half-hour on Sunday organizing my e-mail, to-do list and calendar to make Monday morning easier. Then I was working a few hours on Sunday, then all day. My boundaries slipped away until work was all that was left.
Inevitably, when I left my job, it devastated me. I couldn’t just rally and move on. I did not know how to value who I was versus what I did. What I did was who I was.
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Hör Anna Bystedts intervju med Trine Grönlund på Guldkanalen 102,6.
Hvorfor løpe når du kan gå? Slow living handler om å være til stede i hverdagen. Jeg vil rett og slett ikke gå glipp av mine barns liv og hverdag. Trine Grönlund smiler mens hun lener seg over kafébordet.
- Jeg vil være til stede, og jeg vil ta vare på de gode stundene.
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We all know the feeling! Finishing up at work – Feeling guilty – Should have left earlier – No other kids left at daycare/school – Hi kids! (said with a tired exhausted look in your eyes) – Come on! Hurry up! – Get in the car. We need to go shopping on our way home…(you get the picture)
Man lagar mat och messar samtidigt, kollar mejlen när minstingen gör matteläxan – och är ständigt stressad. Nu kommer mottrender “slow parenting”, som går ut på att sänka tempot för att kunna njuta mer av mammlivet. (Jo, det funkar med småbarn – vi har testat!)