There is one phrase that I’ve been having in my head all week.
– Did I try to understand a person, this phrase came to my mind.
– Did I try to understand a situation in Romania this phrase came to my mind
– Did I write on the book , well, this phrase came to my mind.
The phrase is : In order to understand the present we have to have knowledge in the past.
The picture on the top of the page is my son at school this week. They just finished a unit about “past times”. As my son put it: “the olden days ” . He was asking me how life was “in the olden days” and I realized he meant MY childhood. Haha. I was olden days for him.
I loved how they worked with history and identity in this way – especially in an International School – building on the identity of children who moved a lot already as young. Children of a Global Village.
Knowing our roots are important. The foundation of who we are at the core.
As we grow older things happen: we become influenced by family, friends, school and society. This eqvation of : who we are at the core and how society “shapes” us is a fundamental question in the book I am writing. And more importantly : how to keep the spine straight , stay true to ourselves when big challenges come our way ?
I’ll say it again :
In order to understand the present we have to have knowledge in the past.