Head of School Comment

Head of School Comment

27
July
2012

Headmaster's Weekly Comment:27/7/12

Last week I spoke how finding unity is as easy as playing the game of comparing our
best with another’s best.  This works with religions and cultures and it can work with
politics and social issues as well.  You could try it, if you care to. 
The question then becomes how to teach this to children.  There are quite a lot of ways...

Categories: Head of School Comment, John Colet

20
July
2012

Headmaster's weekly comment:20/7/12

Headmaster's weekly comment:20/7/12
Some years ago I was talking to a lady who happened to be from a particular ethnic
group which had had historical, and to a lesser extent, ongoing difficulties with
another dominant group.  And she was saying how this other culture was terrible
because of all the evils and persecutions it had visited on others.  And how her culture was superior because of its inherent values of humanity and compassion and so on.  And I found myself pointing out that anyone can play that game.  Where we compare our best with their worst, and… Surprise!  We win!

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