Intuition: The power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference.
In other words, we accept the idea that it exists but we cannot explain what it is.
Intuition is our connection to the spirit. Not to be confused with the religious concept of spirit but the more rational concept that we call moral attitude which compels us to act respectfully towards others and regret when the opposite occurs.
Empathy: The action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner.
In other words, we know that it exists and why, but we don’t know how and when it happens or is supposed to happen.
Intuition and empathy are two concepts that have been ignored in education since we have allowed the corporate dollar to determine the direction of the outcomes that lead to the intended goals of education.
Originally, the intended goal of a free and public education was to enlighten the common man so that they could fully participate in a democratic society that Constitutionally guarantees every American the right to elect their representative voice in government.
Having the intuition to intelligently foresee the outcome of this, it became the intent of the wealthy to redirect the goal of education to provide a workforce that would submit to the mundane standardized operations of an industrialized world.
By separating the people into classes and making the middle class the goal of the common man, the “upper class” secured their position of control over all others.
Removing empathy from the spirit of the people, replacing it with the competition for things, the wealthy created yet another level of derision, economics, to the illusion of separation that began with skin color.
Once we empathize with the condition of our children we can begin to regain our humanity and understand that we are one human race, living on one Earth.
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