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Learning Emergence by Asking Questions

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"Blame and The Mind Body Connection"

Questions for the Week of July 2, 2007

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When asked, "how do you best learn?" most people usually respond with either a technique, like "in a classroom," or by naming their favorite sense, like "I learn best visually." Unfortunately, this implies that most people define "learning" as the ability to parrot the correct answer.

What is wrong with this? "Parroting the correct answer" creates parrots, not students; dullards, not Einsteins. So how can we create more Einsteins? By asking questions which are intended to provoke the student's own questions. More important, this turns out to be the best way in which to reawaken in students their lost love of learning.

This week, our topic is "Blame and the Mind Body Connection." Would you like to awaken a love of learning in you about this topic? You can, simply by reading the teacher's questions and then, by asking yourself, "what questions did these words just provoke in me?"

"Blame and the Mind Body Connection"

The Teacher's Questions

  • Blame is hard to define. How do you define it?
  • Does a person's sense of what is blaming change depending on their mind body preference?
  • Can not blaming hurt one's sense of self? For instance, can doing damage control too much dull one's mind?
  • Will denying my urges to blame affect my physical health? Will it make me more likely to get sick?
  • When people blame, does their mind body preference affect what EPT layer they'll blame from? For instance, is a Body First person more likely to blame from Layer 4, while a Mind First person will more blame from Layer 2?
  • If someone blames me and I feel strong urges to blame back, are there things I can do to prevent myself from blaming?
  • I'm mad at a whole group of people and want to blame them. I, in fact, feel strong urges to blame them but have managed to not act on these urges. What's the best way to handle this?
  • Someone blamed me. I've shared what was said to me with all my friends and they all agree, it was blame. Will telling this to the blaming person ever help?
  • When someone else is angry at us and blaming, can we ever truly see their point of view? Is it even possible to remain conscious while being blamed? Or does blame always render us to some degree unconscious?
  • How do I know when I have blamed someone? Is then an easy way to know if something is blame?

Sample Student Response Questions

  • You frequently say blame hurts the healing process. Does not blaming hurt the healing process too?
  • Is blame even normal for healthy people? Or is blame just part of the nature of all people?
  • Do animals blame when they are angry? When they kill other animals? When they protect their young?
  • Do babies blame? Ever? How about when they get really mad?
  • Do three year olds blame? How about when they throw tantrums? Is this blame?
  • Can people argue and not blame? If so, then what's the best way to do this?
  • Can people feel angry and not blame? Or does anger always imply blame?
  • Does feeling hurt always imply someone blamed you? Or can this be a misinterpretation? How can you tell?
  • Is being detached in a painful situation an indicator you are being blamed? That you are blaming? Neither?
  • Does Emergence Personality Theory see blame as something bad? As something normal? As something necessary?

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