thinking and imagination

The formation of intelligent critical world citizens !

If no one answers your call, then walk on alone.
Walk alone, walk alone, walk on alone.

If no one says a thing, oh you unlucky soul, If faces are turned away, if all go on fearing— Then opening up your heart, You speak up what’s on your mind, you speak up alone.

If they all turn back, oh you unlucky soul, If, at the time of taking the deep dark path, no one cares— Then the thorns that are on the way, Oh you, trampling those with bloodied feet, you tramp on alone.

If a lamp no one shows, oh you unlucky soul, If in a rainstorm on a dark night they bolt their doors— Then in the flame of thunder Lighting your own ribs, go on burning alone.

Martha C. Nussbaum:

No nation is so secure in its commitment to democracy that it can afford to gamble its future away by pursuing the false idols of rote learning and mere technical mastery.