Re: Tao Te Ching #1 Chuang Tzu's Way.
Posted by PuddinHead on 2/9/2009, 11:47 am, in reply to "Re: Tao Te Ching #1 Chuang Tzu's Way."
What would you hope to accomplish by telling the child these things ? |
: Freed from the burden of having to 'get it
: right,' what perils could possibly await me?
: This reminds me of studies of "
: underachievers " or children who did
: very poorly in scholastics. Many of them
: admitted they would not study for tests,
: because they were afraid they might fail
: anyway, and the emotional distress of
: failure after preparing for a test would be
: much greater than if they did not study...
: This way they gave themselves an excuse.
: Many of them said they " didn't care
: " or that " it didn't matter
: anyway ".
: Hi PuddinHead,
: If I were a teacher and there were such a
: child in my class, my message to that child
: would be something like this:
: "You are excellent no matter what you
: score in this test. Your excellence does
: not depend on how many questions you get
: right or wrong. No one or no thing can
: diminish you, because you are whole and
: complete just as you are.
: If we can improve your skills in this area,
: however, life may be easier for you in the
: future. You may be able to do and get more
: of the things you'd like to do and get.
: So, let's see if you can do better this time
: than last time. And if not, we'll try
: again--and maybe then you'll do
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