I don't have all the answers in this podcast but I'd like to talk out the patterns I have seen between 1st and 2nd generation to university in families. What are we losing? Why is a 2nd generation so lost? Unfulfilled?
What is gaslighting and narcissism? Why are they so effective currently during the American election? This can be used for all relationships but I thought a practical example of the election would be a good context.
The full list from my website - I have skipped some just because this is the longest podcats I have ever recorded and I wanted you to get the end! But I think maybe it's a good way to see the sheer diversity that goes into my thinking and writing.
*Note - slight slip where I called it the 'Progressive' Democrats Convention this week - But that has been because it's been so Progressive to me!
I think it is really important to credit others work – what has gone before you. And to allow your readers/listeners and so on to form their own opinions of the work. You don’t have to love or agree for them to inspire you – but many of these are my heroes. Not in any order – just as they came to mind. I seem to add to the list weekly as I continue to learn.
Pina Bausch, Alvin Aliey (American Dance Theater), CoisCéim Dance Theatre, Judith Jamison, Robert Battle, Lorraine Hansberry, Robert Nemiroff, Alice Walker, Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, June Jordan, Jason Reynolds, Nina Simone, Many Black Female Singers (too many to name), Kahlil Gibran, Mary Haskell, Gloria Steinem, Francoise Dolto, Maria Montessori, Eleanor Roosevelt, Katharine Cook Briggs, Isabel Briggs-Myers, Carl Jung, David Keirsey, Jane Goodall, Rachel Carson, David Attenborough, Charles Darwin, Florence Nightingale, Maya Angelou, Sister Consilio, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, John Lewis, Rev. James Lawson, Imani Perry, Marie Currie, Daniel Bernoulli, Periodic Table of Elements, Isaac Newton, Leonardo da Vinci, Eileen Grey, René Magritte, Jack B. Yeats, Futurism, Cubism, Celie and Maud Baring, Lambay, Beatrix Potter, Céline Sciamma, Cédric Klapisch, François Ozon, Ethan Hawke, Alexandre Desplat, Yasmina Reza, Henrik Ibsen, Tennessee Williams, Seán O’Casey, Macnas, THEATREclub, Emma Watson, Cate Blanchett, The Matrix, Charlie Chaplin, Rebecca Miller, Lionel Logue, Dr Seuss, Paddington, The Giver, Rules for a Knight, Eckhart Tolle, Dan Millman, Albert Espinosa, Rumi, Rupi Kaur, Madeline L’Engle, John Berger, Robert Webb, Mary Robinson, Mary McAleese , Star Belly Sneetches, Miss Marple, Poirot, Harry Potter, My life with chimpanzees, Fannie Flagg, J.K. Rowling, Stella Cottrell, Oprah Winfrey, Pamela Druckerman, Edward de Bono, Howard Gardner, Anna Gavalda, Roody Doyle, Ali Smith, Charles Dickens, Agatha Christie, Susan Hampshire, Sarah Crossan, Angie Thomas, Malorie Blackman, Gary Zukav, Paulo Coelho, Zoë Keating, Colm Mac Iomaire, All INFJ’s.
A complete overhaul of the education system presented for every stage of learning. Why we are not developing balance, responsible well-adjusted people. What needs to change. What possibilities are available to us now because of the pandemic. Link to Manifesto on drnaoiseoreilly dot org. Just above the image, 'Personality is an inconvenience in school'
How to turn this around so you don't just hit a wall. How to have a political debate without it being a debate. What matters right now? What is a date beyond the 3rd November which everyone cares about? - Thanksgiving. I promised to still focus at least one episode on the American election in the run up to November. This has huge implications for the whole world as I have already recorded in previous episodes. NOTE: Of course, the origins of Thanksgiving are ironically not positive - but for everyone, this is a landmark day. As many of the Native Americans have especially suffered during this pandemic it marks an especially poignant moment.
How do we create new majorities? Should it be our focus or should we focus on the individual? Why do some people continue the balance of working between the individual and the big message of why they started creating? Why I have had multiple projects since the start.
Essays in Awareness on (drnaoiseoreilly dot org) Majorities don't change
Why do I feel this is the greatest inequality in education? Why does it not build learning goals or character? Who is affected by our constant pressure system? Why does this feed inequality in education?
Why are we viewing distance learning as difficult? Possibly because we have lost the purpose of education in the mix. Why can't we look at other models such as the Open University in the UK which have had a blended learning model since 1969? Will we finally decide to look at inequality in education?
In a context to Ireland and America. Why I have never got involved in Irish politics despite starting out in student politics both national and within my own university. Why we are still banning tampon ads in Ireland and what route thinking needs to change. Why I focus my energy on the core of each individual.
How do we chart our own growth? Why do we tend to count up the 'young' achievements of famous people so much more easily than their later achievements? Why is reflection so important in a world of external validation?
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
Essay in awareness - 'Journeys' on drnaoiseoreilly dot org