“Character – the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life – is the source from which self-respect springs.”*
‘Technology isn’t an answer, it’s a tool.”**
Technology isn’t the thing.
The system or the rule isn’t the thing.
Neither is the teacher or guide who has lots of good things to share.
Each can help us move towards the thing, if we find the right ones.
The thing is simply the integrity and wholeness of our lives, no matter how imperfect or incomplete these are, out of which we make our contribution:
‘I’m still left standing squarely in my integrity. From there, all things are possible.’^
(*Joan Didion, quoted in Brené Brown’s Rising Strong.)
(**From gapingvoid’s blog Identifying the question.)
(^From Brené Brown’s Rising Strong.)