READ BOOK The Gift Of Anger And Other Lessons From My Grandfather Mahatma 13 [REPACK]
In March 2014, Atheneum Books for Young Readers published Grandfather Gandhi, a children's book that Arun Gandhi co-authored with Bethany Hegedus, and illustrated by Evan Turk. The picture book memoir, which carries a pro-peace message, tells the story of how Arun's grandfather, likening anger to lightning that could either destroy or illuminate, taught Arun to respond to injustice using peaceful methods, in order to "turn darkness into light". The book also focuses on how Arun, jealous of the other people who commanded his grandfather's attention, frustrated with his schoolwork, and embarrassed at his inability to control his anger, struggled strove to make his grandfather proud. The book was met with positive reviews for its use of a child's point of view in order to make a complex historical issue understandable to child readers, and for Turk's use of cut-paper abstract images to create illustrations with emotional resonance. He also published Legacy of Love: My Education in the Path of Nonviolence.
READ BOOK The Gift Of Anger And Other Lessons From My Grandfather Mahatma 13
This compelling memoir begins in the heart of apartheid South Africa where the author lived under conditions of zealous racism until he was 12 years old. Following are the two pivotal years he spent with his grandfather in India, learning the lessons that would undo his anger and cultivate a profound activism. His account also describes living with his parents in religious and socially activist communities in South Africa and India.
When i read this article something really profound hit me. Growing up in my community I have experienced how wisdom as referred to in this article meant for me. As a child growing up in my small island, wisdom sounds to me like a silent whisper and actions of wise elders who demonstrate wisdom without the spoken words. The actions they take to ensure the people and its environment live in harmony, that things can be managed by applying those skills. Wisdom as my grandfather narrates can be felt and aligns with things in your life experiences. it can be learned but to teach i dont know. i learned by silently witnessing everything these wise elders do and it is instilled in me. now i see things more deeper than my own ignorance and biases.its a learning experiences in life. For me when i read this article it evokes deep emotions and takes me back to so many life experiences i have witnessed and a part of it to learn and understand what this thing is. It draws me deeper to my wildest imagination of pure life experiences. i can tell a story that perhaps you may not understand however for me i am still learning. An example of this wisdom is during a fishing drive back in the days. Once a year millions of fish would be migrate to my island and people from each district would go and go and find someone who can lead the fish drive from the opening of the seas into the net or to a lagoon, depending on where the fishes were or their location. So i remembered my sister who had been a fisherwoman and my father who is known as one of the best fisherman in the island they would seek her. She narrated this to me. She would lead the fish drive and she would estimate how much each family would have and how many households or those who come were there. She would make her way to the opening of the reefs and would secure the net and then the rest of the community would follow her instructions. Nothing like this were taught, it was learned. All participants listen to what she had to say. Often she said people do listen and take her advise and at the end of the day everyone had enough fish for their meal for the days. back in the days there were no fridges so our communities have to make do with what is fresh and preserving the catch. What stood out for me is what my sister said. She said she remembered my Grandfather's words. He often said, Take what you need not what you want. Every season my sister was always approached to do the fish drive. Now she said there are so many people who are wise to lead. Please excuse me as I am still learning and hope you get what i am trying to explain from my perspective.
I'm always afraid when I learn that an important skill or trait cannot be taught. At first, the danger is that thinking on impossibilities leads to inaction. If wisdom cannot be taught, then it is unnecessary to make efforts to teach or learn it. The question is: how, then, some people become wise? If you remove education as the channel for learning wisdom, you're left with unsustainable theories of natural gift or selection, luck, and other inconsistent arguments. The author seems to use the term "education" in a double sense, leading to a false conclusion. This is unavoidable: "while wisdom requires education, education does not necessarily make people wise" (third paragraph). The first use of the term "education" is the broader sense meaning exposure to ideas and challenge of the character to overcome oneself; however, the second reference of "education" is in a specific sense as transferring knowledge, or simply "telling" what and how to do things, as the author of the article clarifies immediately when he cites Prof. Gragg's case study. In a broader sense, education can be taught, but not told. Wisdom cannot be taught as in a recipe, a to-do list, or steps to follow to become wise. It involves processes of challenging our natural habits of following what pleases us to follow what is right, or in consistent terms, what pleases humanity as a rational gender. The author seems to put wisdom on the side of passive attitude when he says that "wise people are blessed". Who blesses the wise people? I would suggest to convey that wise people behave actively, challenging themselves in the way they make decisions for the best course of their enterprises.Surprisingly enough, the author confesses at end of the article, that he is teaching wisdom to executives. Then, I learn that Prof. MK de Vries means that wisdom cannot be taught in traditional formats of teaching. But what he teaches to execs is wisdom, and he does that because he believes that wisdom can be taught. The detail is the format or methodology of teaching. But I hold tight - while I am ready to learn more convincing arguments - that wisdom can be taught.
When we talk about being indebted to others, we typically mean it in the metaphorical sense of debts that can never be repaid. On the financial level, Torah is trying to prevent extreme discrepancies between a debtor and creditor class, but the wisdom of the mitzvah goes beyond that. There is an arrogance, a dangerous sense of overentitlement, that takes place when we treat people from the vantage point that they owe us something. Deuteronomy admonishes us to avoid this approach. Sweet talking creditors and hounding debtors might help pay the bills, but it comes with a cost to truth, compassion and trust.
Professor X had to deal with a menace by his own, Lucifer, and left the X-Men under Cyclops' leadership. As Xavier located Lucifer's hidden cave in Europe, he alerted his X-Men. As the X-Men traveled to help him, they were followed by the Avengers, who agreed to give the X-Men a chance to prove their might against the villain. With the diabolical Lucifer defeated, Xavier returned to his X-Men and guided the team in investigating the mysterious Savage Land and confronting the malignant Stranger. A ghost from Xavier's past unexpectedly returned when his step-brother, Cain Marko, after years of being imprisoned in the ruins of the Korean temple where Xavier had last saw him, attacked Xavier's School as the unstoppable Juggernaut. Immune to Xavier's telepathy due to his helmet, Juggernaut was attacked by the X-Men and the Human Torch, who managed to remove the helmet, allowing Xavier to knock him out and arrest him.
After a call from Reed Richards about a powerful, young mutant whose powers were out of control and with encouragement by Dr. MacTaggert, Prof. Xavier took Xuân Cao Mạnh to his mansion and Dr. MacTaggert also brought her foster daughter, Rahne Sinclair. Donald Pierce was determined to kill Prof. Xavier, as well as other superhuman mutants and had Danielle Moonstar's grandfather, Black Eagle, murdered. Prof. Xavier and the girls went to Moonstar's aid. After Dani joined the others rescued Roberto Da Costa and Samuel Guthrie. After being captured by Pierce, the youths rescued Professor X and he decided to take on a new class of mutant students whom he aptly named the New Mutants.
At this time, Professor X took a visiting professorship in genetics at Columbia University, where he was beaten by a hate crime driven, anti-mutant group of students. He was helped by the Morlock Healer. Professor X and the X-Men next battled James Proudstar, brother to the original Thunderbird who blamed Prof. Xavier for his brother's death, and the Hellions to rescue Banshee. Professor X, eventually, convinced Thunderbird that his brother died a hero's death, and he released them, stating Professor Xavier was an honorable man. To rescue Banshee, the X-Men had to infiltrate the NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command), and the X-Men were officially outlawed. After repeated assaults, from publicly announcing she was a mutant, Dazzler returned to Professor X and asked for training in the Danger Room. After her training, Professor X provided her with a new uniform that amplified and gave precision to her powers.