“Education is not only a preparation for what may come later; it is also about helping people engage with the present. What we become as our lives evolve depends on the quality of our experiences here and now. Linear assumptions about suppy and demand cut off many potentially valuable experiences on the grounds of utility. For most people there never has been a direct, linear progression from education to planned career. Our lives are too buffeted by the currents and crosscurrents of social forces and personal impulse. Life and work are shaped by an unpredictable mixture of events and opportunities, which make sense only retrospectively when writing a curriculum vitae. At which point the basic human urge for narrative takes over, turning the chaotic process of randomness and chance into a well-crafted account of your sleek trajectory through life.” Sir Ken Robinson, In Out of Our Minds – Learning to Be Creative.
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