Question of the Day February 6, 2011 “Superhero”

If you could be a superhero (and maybe you are…); who would you be?

I think I’ll just be me (Ted):
Ted’s empowering distinctions
The Empowerment Dynamic
Technology Engineering & Design

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A human being – alive, thinking, creating, communicating.

[followed by]

Thanks Jules

I tried to include only one form of each word.
Hence I used the noun form tedder rather than the verb form tedding.
And yes – I grew up on farms, and spent many hours tedding in my early teens (12 hours a day in the hay season).

[followed by]

Ahmen to that OM


Been reading Ann Kerwin on ignorance, and she has some really eloquent ways of stating what we are:

“To be educated and to be ignorant are compatible.
For true education teaches that we have much to learn and much to create.
Awareness of our immense lack of knowledge can propel us to seek, discover, invent, and recant.
Learning is a way of life for our fallible, gifted species.”



For we on this bumptious planet need to look beyond knowledge to understanding.

And beyond understanding to wisdom:

something of which we could use a great deal more on this planet.




On forms of ignorance:
1/ The known unknowns. That is, all the things we know we do not know.

2/ The unknown unknowns. That is, all the things we do not know we do not know.

3/ Error, or all the things we think we know, but don’t.

4/ Tacit knowing – all the things we do not know we know.

5/ All taboos – or forbidden knowledge.

6/ All denial – the things too painful to know which we energetically suppress.




Because ambiguity, complexity, and uncertainty are conditions of life on this planet, and since thinking for oneself, and working things through in one’s own meaningful way, are crucial for passing life’s inevitable pop quizzes, I do not want irrelevant memorization to usurp the precious time, space, and energy my students need to think, imagine, falter, and leap, to take some measure of themselves; to defy their fears and limits.

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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3 Responses to Superhero

  1. Gil says:

    Hi Ted,
    The Ann Kerwin link is not working.
    I resonated so much with her quotes that you posted , I definitely need to add her to my reading list…


  2. Ted – I’m just now getting to this post. I have a great big face-splitting grin on my face after reading the first post of tedisms — that’s just great!


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