Learning coming from an “I can” rather than an “I should” by River Meyer
SelfDesign is built on the belief that engaged, relational learning coming from an “I can” rather than an “I should” place is what we want our young people to be experiencing. It doesn’t mean that everything is easy or that struggles to find meaning along the way don’t occur. In fact, we encourage opportunities for those very exposures. This thing we call life is rich, complex, and contradictory sometimes. It’s not for the faint of heart, I suppose, and yet its very challenge is what hopefully evolves us into adults who are passionately engaged in enriching our world. Can we give value to our own happiness as lifelong learners? Can we give the same valuing when it comes to those who are in the age range between young child and us as adults? I hope so.