Posted August 31, 2018 09:15:17When we think about our relationships with the world around us, how many times do we say “it’s OK”?
“We’re not judging it,” as though we know something is wrong when we’re feeling overwhelmed, overwhelmed by stress, or overwhelmed by our own personal demons.
The reality is that we don’t know what’s wrong.
That’s why, even as we continue to embrace new science and technology, we need to take stock of how we are living and experiencing the world.
When it comes to the relationship between science and culture, we are constantly asked to make critical decisions.
The world around me is constantly growing and changing, and our understanding of the world is changing too.
I am not suggesting that we stop thinking, but I do ask that we do not take this moment for granted.
Science can make a difference.
And the future is bright for the entire planet, and for the science that goes into it.
As an educator and an educator-in-training, it is my duty to bring this knowledge to life and to make the world a better place for all of us.
I have to be honest: I have a lot to learn.
I will take the time to learn about what it is that I do and to work with the students I am teaching.
We will learn from each other, as well as from the students.
Science and the humanities have been inextricably linked for centuries.
They both provide opportunities to expand our horizons, to learn from our own experiences and to grow as a community.
As we embrace the science, we can all benefit.
This article was originally published by The Washington Post.