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definitely normal?

My daughter asks Google to define success via her cell phone. Twenty seconds and her phone spits out the following:

Perhaps we could take heed. Are we keeping from things that matter because we’re afraid to allow for no definites? Can we just acknowledge success is subjective? There is no standard, no normal. Nothing is for everyone. If we could free the masses to follow this up… to realize their options…

video set on what is normal – awakening indispensable people.

About monika hardy

experimenting with the intersection of city and school.


7 thoughts on “definitely normal?

  1. When teachers used to say, “You’ll need this in the real world,” my response was almost always, “then what kind of fantasy land is this?”

    Nearly every time it led to laughter.

    Then I learned that my most earnest questions would be laughed at.

    And I learned to be silent.

    Posted by johntspencer | June 28, 2011, 8:00 am
  2. so glad we’re hearing your voice now John.
    here’s to deeper listening..

    Posted by monika hardy | June 28, 2011, 8:38 am
  3. i wish our future educational secretaries could be as humble as the google search bar. i think it may be too late for our current one…given his fascination with standardized test scores as THE measure of success for students and teachers alike (despite lip service to the contrary)

    Posted by designtheworldaroundyou | June 28, 2011, 7:32 pm
  4. Monika, I struggle with the idea of “needing” a text any one way, but I think we need the book/guide to this work to share out with a broader and broader audience.

    John and I spoke some this week about hosting alternative long-form texts here – I think this dovetails with past conversations I’ve had with Adam about curating some of our work into action guides.

    Let us know if/how more and more of the history and work of your project coalesces into a collection of any sort.

    All the best,

    Posted by Chad Sansing | June 29, 2011, 11:11 am
  5. would love to talk more about this when you can. collections of history and work abound.. unpacking it is the project at hand.

    thanks Chad.

    Posted by monika hardy | June 29, 2011, 12:33 pm

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