Saturday, October 25, 2008

Why blog?

Why spend time blogging? Why ponder? Isn't that the job of philosophers?

A professor of philosophy (Dykstra) once said, "There should be no philosophy department, but a philosopher in every department."

Philosophers ponder the big questions like "why?" (Just like little children.) In school we spend the majority of our time learning the answers to who, what, where, when, and how. The big question of "why" is often left for PhD students to ponder.

For example, in becoming a teacher I was asked in an introductory education class to write on the topic, "What is your philosophy of education?" I was never asked again.

So much of our learning is piece-meal and disconnected because we lack a unifying schema. Unifying world-views or paradigms come when we dig a bit deeper. When we ask, "Why?" When we ponder. Or perhaps, when we blog!

Blog on!

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