Fear of the unknown is a great motivator to fight against perceived threats to those things we find comfortable, safe, and culturally accepted. We are conditioned to settle in, comply with the inevitable, and conform.
In actively opposing adaptation, however, we are forcing and enabling intellectual, innovative, and imaginative stagnation, which only results in an apathetic population who are dogmatic about obeying and submitting to a static hierarchy based on a morally corrupt and outdated vision of society.
I will argue that a continuing evolution of culture (learned behavior) and ideas is absolutely necessary for the endurance and advancement of any society. In other words, we need to follow in our ancient, big brained, and versatile Homo sapien ancestor’s footsteps, because our very future depends on being cognizant of utilizing: common sense, imagination and creativity, critical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as, tools and information that have emerged and been researched over time to determine, which methods, developments, and changes are viable or not.
Open and engaged minds, very simply, are the passport to our survival.
Spring Break Programming April 17-21
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The DRC team took first prize at the Cabin Fever Trivia night. We enjoyed a fun evening spent with friends and supporters of GardenShare, a local not-for-profit organization, working to solve the problem of hunger in the North Country.