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    As I get older (43 now), I don’t think the wisdom I’m gaining is enough to fill that of the sages in my life who have died. I miss their perspective. Just a thought on legacy’s role in #EOLC a day after @NHDD #NHDD19

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    I am convinced that most “problems” in the world come from the pursuit of self-understanding and feeling a sense of belonging. Sadly, some people have exploited this in others to make gains.

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    In order to second-guess yourself, you have to be thinking. Second-guessing (critical thinking) is a good thing. It’s an internal conversation that confirms or debunks what you know.

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    Parenting a 13-year-old reminds me of how distraction-prone I was… and calls me on the carpet about being present now.

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    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. 😟

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    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.

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    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

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    National parks like @NatlParkService and @ParksCanada are examples of human restraint. “Let us be guardians instead of gardeners” (Murie). Sometimes not designing is the best designing. #wkbnch

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    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

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    Being “together” isn’t just f2f. Presence can be felt via different modes. Opportunities facilitating learning, y’all. #DEL18

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    “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

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    “Is this the world you want? You’re making it, every day you’re alive.” Thanks @switchfoot

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