Monthly Archives: April 2018

Paradigms and Sustainability

In week 2 we discussed paradigms, which are the beliefs, values, and assumptions we have about the world and ourselves. These paradigms correlate with wicked problems. However, paradigms aren’t directly seen, and the issues only scratch the surface from the … Continue reading

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No Future to a Sustainable One

What if I were to tell you that starting tomorrow we all had to have the same beliefs, values and assumptions? Would it make you feel defeated? Angry? Would you even care? I imagine our world would be very bland … Continue reading

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Taking the Leap into Sustainability

We have only been together for two weeks now, but I feel myself becoming more aware of the sustainability issues, we the human race, encounter on an everyday basis. I have always been intrigued by the thought of sustainability, but … Continue reading

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relax and take note

The lesson last week about mindfulness made me realize a lot of things about myself and the human population as a whole. It is very easy to get preoccupied in 1000 little things going on in life that ultimately mean … Continue reading

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paradigms and problems

  This second week of class was very adventurous and eye opening for me. In class, we had various interactive activities which I like. One of the things that we did this week was meditate. so I had never mediated … Continue reading

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What’s your paradigm?

Blog 2 I do not think I had heard the word paradigm before class on Friday. I was surprised by how much weight it held in meaning without even realizing it. During our reading and discussion in class I was … Continue reading

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What Would the Lorax Do?

In just two weeks of taking this course, I can already see my views and perspective of things changing. Before this course I hadn’t really given much thought to mindfulness or how I viewed the world, and I definitely hadn’t … Continue reading

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The American Paradigm

I believe that America is looking through a lens that is blocking citizens from seeing the entire truth. What is the truth? America is not as amazing and healthy as we might think. I think that Americans only see what … Continue reading

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Problems with Paradigms

Last week’s classes we talked a lot about paradigms and their importance. Paradigms are the collective mental modes that are made up of our assumptions, values, and beliefs. It is the lens that we view our world through. There are different … Continue reading

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Where do we go from here?

  This past week of wicked problems was very moving for me and opened my eyes to many deeper problems and ideas occurring internally and around me. The two class sessions gave me a better outlook a better sense of … Continue reading

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