Am I a World Changer?
Changer When there is a car accident, why do people get hurt? When there is a hurricane or an earthquake, the energy is transferred to structures. We are born, we live, we die. We use and transform energy in life, and even in death our bodies become part of the ecological system through decomposition. Even when we have no control over our bodies we create change with our energy through transference. It means that whether we are intentional, passive, or otherwise, we are going to transfer energy and create change. My action or inaction creates change. We must be responsible with our energy and be intentional about our affect and our effect so we can tip the scale in a direction of positive change. Change happens, let’s try to direct it.
World Defined as the earth and all its inhabitants (Merrian-Webster). At any given moment our energies can affect more that a few people at a time, it can affect thousands, it can affect the world. We can "break" the internet with both good or bad influence to create positive or negative global change. Even without an extra light torch, we affect one person, that affect two other persons, that affects four other persons. This means that change is created exponentially vs linearly. After a while we call this continuous change, culture. There are many people of influence and change who are living their everyday life, sometimes the world notices and awards them, most times the world does not, but they continue to create positive change in the lives of those around them. Don’t be afraid of the light. Don’t try to impress people either, just live as an example. Help people along the way. We're going to affect the world, we already do.
Am I We do not exist alone in this world. We could not make it to where we are today without someone else. We get more done together, than we do apart. We need to be interdependent where we both contribute to the development of the common goal.
Am I a world changer? ... Definitely not by myself, because if it were just me there will be no world to change anyway. The question is, are we improving ourselves and others, to help make a better world?
Excerpt from a speech I made at the 2018 Moravian Teacher's Retreat
Teaching and learning is dynamic. In looking to the future, it is beneficial to peep through various lenses: personal, students, colleagues, etc. This section gives my personal perspective while providing guests the opportunity to contribute to my teaching and learning refinement process.