Do we educate to narrow or expand the life process?

“There comes a point where our education as it developed does not help us, but very often limits and directs us into channels which are not conducive to health. We become so unhealthy that we have to retire before we are biologically old – we are simply unhealthy. Some bits of us – those involved in the peak formation of our activity – are worn out. The life process is narrowed. Activity is restricted more and more to the specialty in which we excel.”
~ Moshe Feldenkrais

Ref: (pp.57-58) ‘On Health’ Moshe Feldenkrais pp.53-58 Ed. Elizabeth Beringer (2010) Embodied Wisdom: The collected papers of Moshe Feldenkrais. Somatic Resources: San Diego, California


About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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