Doubt

I try to set up a learning situation; my class is quiet and the students are all occupied. It is, however, scary to let go; how do I know that they are learning? How do I know that they are learning the right thing things – I catch them sometimes surfing, playing games, watching films. Yet, always, at the end they come up with the work and they show that they take it seriously. It is easier, in the end, to limit and control than to adapt to each case.

To live with doubt and self-questioning without falling into a situation of weakness and formlessness is the greatest human undertaking – for those that are persuaded that they are right and those that want power and control will always try to dominate and see doubt as weakness.

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