Learners in my courses earn XP’s—experience points for meeting diverse people, visiting unexplored places, and trying new activities. Conclusion: just talking with a stranger on a plane is an adventure for many of my undergrads. 😟
If reality is socially constructed (Berger & Luckmann, 1966) and language is social, then we at #EndWell18 have an opportunity to construct healthier realities by changing the words we use (wellness/wellbeing) around dying.
Language shift: person-focused, person-centric instead of human centered. Person > human. “Human” can too easily value physical only. “People” acknowledges tangible and intangible that makes people unique. #EndWell18
PSA: “technology” is applied science. Ink, film, index cards, smartphones… all tech. ‘Curious if “technology” broadly substituted for “electronic tech” reduces likelihood of inventive integrations. #DEL18
“The way I see it—you spend the first fifteen years of your life as a sponge soaking up influences and experiences; and the remainder of your life recycling, reprocessing, and regurgitating those first fifteen years.” -Martin Short