The Gardens of Democracy

“Narratives and myth matter fundamentally.”  Eric Liu

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The Power of Someone Else’s Story: A Lesson Learned from Woody Allen

Do we ever really pay attention to what our kids are thinking about? Do we help guide them into self-discovery? Or do we teach that one must conform regardless of the price to self? Do we listen long enough to know what they spend their time and energy on?

What story are your kids having to carve out for themselves now? And who will your kids be at 35?

Watch this short scene from Woody Allen’s Annie Hall that demonstrates the disconnect that happens in the socialization that occurs in the classroom. My apologies for my low-tech approach. I could not get the clip to start where I want it to start. It starts at the 3 minutes and 45 seconds (3:45) marker and ends at 5:15.

Looking back, how did your story turn out?