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  • John Moyer

One Teacher's View

Being a teacher of the social sciences, along with leadership, offers me a chance to be an observer. One observation stands out.


When systems (a collection of people really- a family, organization or a country) get anxious, advocacy trumps curiosity. Defining self is replaced by defining others. The word "should" increases in velocity- mostly prefaced with the "other" pronouns.


How much do we really know of the motives of others?


It's helpful for me to remember- "I'm a fallible human being; prone to selfish actions. I am imperfect- my p

ath toward maturity is uneven."


Having that realistic view of me- for myself- helps me better understand the failings of others.




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