We Are Waiting for You
This chapter offers a message of hope in the face of anxiety and fear by stating that an education devoid of play, wonder, optimism, and curiosity will cultivate dry skepticism at best, and nihilism and despair at worst. Today's youth face an uncertain future: a world with multiple and no longer deniable threats to the environment, new and highly contagious infectious diseases, multiple war fronts, and intractable ethnic conflicts within countries and across regions. The chapter provides a “third option” beyond Dionysian self-indulgence and nihilistic despair; a reminder that human agency is a liberating, life-enhancing force and must be at the core of any socially conscious, responsible educational project in this global era.
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