Question of the day blog

Put in this one this morning:
What we teach our children impacts the future. Which do you think is the most important life principle/value to teach a child?


Respect in the sense that includes trust in and appreciation of, everything; self, others, culture, nature, technology, history, possibility.

With respect, one can challenge all that is accepted, without denying the contribution it has made. This applies at all levels of awareness.

With respect, one can acknowledge all that a culture has given to ones development, and choose some other path entirely.

With respect, one can appreciate all the diversity that others bring to existence.

And like most things, it seems to be holographically connected to all other things, like love, awareness, compassion, enjoyment, understanding, cooperation, ……..

Got another one in on the same day:

Have you ever been a follower or devotee of a guru? What was or is that like for you?

That’s an interesting one OM

In my case, I have found many people whom I have followed with great interest; and none for whom I have suspended critical questioning.
Werner Erhart was a very interesting bloke, with a lot of interesting ideas.
Jesus was another, as was Buddha, Einstein, Darwin, Dawkins, Goedel, Kant, Rand, Russell, Wittgenstein, Lao Tsu and many others.

I don’t think I have ever been a follower of anyone in the sense of handing over total responsibility for my actions to someone else.
I have always retained responsibility for my own choices, even if the choice has been to try something on for a month or two and see how it works.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see
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2 Responses to Question of the day blog

  1. holessence says:

    Ted, I love your admire your contribution, it’s very well stated. I especially like this part:

    With respect one can challenge all that is accepted, without denying the contribution it has been made.


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