PERSONAL MANIFESTOS FOR GROWTH

In class, we split into groups to read over “An Incomplete Manifesto for growth”. Upon discussion with my group, I found that I agreed with many of the ideas at hand, but found contradictions within the work. I have assembled a few of my own manifestos.

  • Be wary in collaboration to not let your own ideas be shut down, but also not to stomp out the ideas of others.

This is an important part of schooling. We are often told to work with a partner or in groups. Working with others is most difficult when one participant wants everything to be their way. The point is to work together and teach each other, not to be selfish.

  • Do not say what is unnecessary to say.

It is important to know the right time to communicate certain things. Sometimes it is best to say nothing at all to avoid problems. Only say something that is fully thought out.

  • Be careful who to trust.

Like my last point, it is important to gauge situations for your best interest. Do not rush to trust others. People need to gain your trust slowly through actions. Give people the benifit of the doubt, but not all the faith in the world all at once.

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