conscience

Free Man – The Manifesto of Educators

By S.Soloveychik
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… Each man has his or her values and highest goals in this real world. Yet, there is one highest value, which all other goals and values correspondingly relate to. It is extremely important for teachers and educators to understand what this highest value is…

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Talent of Freedom – Notes to Free Man

By S.Soloveychik
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THIS HAPPENS ALWAYS: some well known concept suddenly comes out from the shadow to the light, from the ordinary – to the most important. Together with this word move on the values scale something very important in our understanding of a man, the relation of people, is enlightening. Thus, in our eyes, almost forgotten word mercifulness has changed, raised for the first place…

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Why Children Risk

By S.Soloveychik
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Similarly to how children risk their lives, testing their courage, they test their conscience, violating rules and laws in order to test (on purpose!) the awe-inspiring feeling of shame.  Actions that result in punishment and awe-inspiring, terrible feeling of shame attract children as a test, in which independence develops. What do children do to test […]

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On Conscience

By S.Soloveychik
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The truth distributed in the world – is the foundation of human spirit, the statement about human dignity, the affirmation of the line between good and evil – it lives in people as conscience.  Millions of people for thousands of years sought the truth and reached it, and so, gradually the common knowledge (science), the […]

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Parenting Hottest Topic -Discipline

It's All About Dignity
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One day a friend of mine, a father of four children, asked me, “What do you think of disciplining children?” “What do you mean exactly?” “How would you discipline a six years old child if he takes things from a neighbor’s home without asking permission?”

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Dignity, wikipedia version

It's All About Dignity

Each person has a sense of worth or value, sense of the price of his personality, his dignity. Who am I? Am I worthy? What is my value? How much do I cost? What is my real price? What is my true value? What is the truth about me?…

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