web site is dedicated to the use of short stories in the promotion of
true education; towards a more hopeful and purposeful future for all of
are many views of education; what it is for, and how it is done.
believe that every human being is created with many capacities and
talents. These inherent "jewels" must be exposed, developed and
polished. Every parent, every adult in a village, every teacher
has the bounty of serving the children that surround them. Beyond
that we all have a duty to each other; the duty to help, to encourage,
to share, and to serve. This planet we live on is for all of us
who share it. It is our home, our planet.
From before the word education existed, there was education. There has always been education and there have always been stories. Our choice is the kind of stories we wish to tell, the stories we wish to hear, and the stories we wish to leave behind.
This web site is about finding and using stories for true education. Stories that touch the heart, and open the mind to that which will bring well being and peace to our planet. For the moment this web site is focused on the stories of Steven Fletcher. In the future the focus will change and expand to include other short stories of a similar tenor.
Here is a quotation from Einstein, "A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive."
From this we can see that we need new ways of thinking.