I should be able to follow the laws I like, but everybody else should follow all the laws that keep them from getting even with me.
In a subsequent bout of reflection, we recanted a bit and said things like
That’s totally ludicrous. It’s like saying, “I just killed that bird that belonged to you, but you can’t kill my bird.” That’s like the punch buggy game with no give-backs.
It’s not fair. It’s basically like bullying. It’s taking away what someone has, and that’s not right.
In another class, a student and I spent some time considering poverty. First we looked at this picture. Then we looked at the pictures here and talked about what we see in movies, what we see in the world, and when and why the two are different.
Looking at these resources, I experience some dissatisfaction. Without them, I’m not sure I would have framed class to hold the discussions we had. I’m not sure I should be framing things at all. Is this the job? Does this job need school? What does the job ask us to do next? What do poverty and global community ask of us? How do those imperatives relate to and/or compete with one another?