If I did not live in the society in which I live, if I did not have to rush rush rush from task to task in order to get by, if there was less emphasis on competition or keeping up and more emphasis on realizing the human vocation, my body would not be a disability.

Similarly–I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again–school as it is constructed in this society is not about learning per se (at least not for all of us, equitably), but about producing workers and consumers. Why else do communities of poverty and color have so little access to good text books, good teachers, good technology, good inspiration?

Both of these situations keep nagging at me.