Archive of September 2016

Sep 7, 2016

These children, who are at our mercy, are well aware of our power over them, and aware too of the things in us which can do them harm. There’s little sense in our saying to them, “Now be a good child.” Better for us to say to each other, “Be a good adult.”
— Caroline Pratt, I Learn from Children: An Adventure in Progressive Education, 1948 (via Orange Crate Art: “Be a good adult”)

Sep 6, 2016

„You talk as if a god had made the Machine,“ cried the other. „I believe that you pray to it when you are unhappy. Men made it, do not forget that.“
— E.M. Forster, The Machine Stops (1909)