When a teacher has to reach out to a student who is far beneath his or her level of knowledge and understanding, he or she cannot allow the water to just flow freely, it has to be dressed up in metaphors and it has to be paced. In order for the student to understand a new concept, the teacher needs to create a point of reference by using examples, anecdotes, stories, and analogies. Thus snowflakes represent the need to explain gradually, step by step, in a language that is accessible to the student.
Snow falls gently and silently, teaching us in our own process of educating others and educating ourselves, that we need gentleness. If we educate with a sledgehammer – with unceasing rain pour – it will simply submerge and destroy the crops. Even when it rains on earth, science tells us that on a higher level, the beginning process could have originated in snowflakes. So snowflakes are a symbol of that first gentle step.
If violence wasn’t bad enough in the movies, a new invention will definitely tip the scale. A virtual reality game right in your living room! With a few gizmos and high tech gear, adults as well kids will be able to live out their virtual games in real life, as in feeling like you’re really there at the battleground. Wow! I will soon know how it feels like to shoot someone point blank.
Sorry. Well, at least I found something good in the article.
This quote–“What we found amazing when letting friends try the system is they are very resistant to the idea of walking through even virtual walls. Your brain has spent many years learning that walking through walls is a bad idea, which is why this sort of system can be so much fun.” Sort of sums up what the philosophy of CWG is all about. Especially the “so much fun” part.
I Am glad you’re enjoying yourself.
You are joy, remember?
Yes. And don’t you wish everyone else will?
Yup. No worries. That’s what I’m here for. And many others.