For many years, the earth was considered flat and resting on the back of an elephant (according to some folklore), a theory that was disputed after advancement in technology. For a long time too, Pluto was regarded a planet until the fact was recently disputed.
Ideas are always liveliest when attempts are made to suppress them. The very worst way to impede an idea is to attempt to stifle it. If an idea is true, you canít restrain it. If it is false, it does not need to be suppressed. It will repress itself. We must some day cross the line between nonsense and common sense. On that day, we shall pass from class paternalism to human brotherhood in accordance with the nature of things, and our growing knowledge of it; from competition in individualism to individuality in cooperation; from war and despotism to peace and liberty.
The nearer we approach the goal of life, the better we begin to understand the value of our existence and real weight of our opinions. We set out in love with both but leave much behind as we advance, as the cool light of reason at the setting of our life shows us what false splendor played upon these objects during our more confident seasons.
In this issue, various contributors explore long held ideas in education, policy, business and everyday life and argue that there is need for either rethinking them or adding value to them, with a view of being relevant.
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