Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education

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Author:  Alicia Thrift [ Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Leaver/Takers

are we only one or the other? what's your opinion?

Author:  Kami McKay [ Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:53 pm ]
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I think due to our human nature we are a bit of both .. probably more of on the taker side though..
Our environment and lifestyles go to demonstrate that on a daily basis... paper or plastic? styrofoam or paper? etc... it goes on and on.

Author:  Rosanna Whisnant [ Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:07 pm ]
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I think we like to view ourselves as good people that give back to the society. We are teachers, we give to charity, etc. The problem is, we don't see the vastness of what we take on a daily basis. We take from the ozone, rainforest, water supply, oil, etc. There is no doubt that we as individuals take much more than we could possibly give. I love the song "Pave Paradise..."

Author:  Tim Hoffman [ Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:04 pm ]
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I would love to think that we could change, but that is a dream. Who is going to give up his or her car and walk to work? Who is going to stop giving students hand outs that are on paper? Just by typing this message I am using a computer which requires energy. Every aspect of our lifes is a taker society. We drive to a store to buy food. We are not depend on the Earth to eat, we are depend on Wal-mart. Let someone else grow our food, we are to busy. Imagine if we could no longer go to a store to buy food, wouldnt take to long to wipe us out

Author:  Neil Atkins [ Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:17 pm ]
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To consider myself a leaver I would have to admit that the world was not designed for me. Although the argument against a world designed for humans is persusive, I still have a hard time pushing aside all I have been taught since I was a child. Maybe I'm like Rosanna, once a taker always a taker. The idea of living like a leaver is unimaginable to me at this point in my life.

Author:  Kathryn Brown [ Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:45 pm ]
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Neither! I refuse to be pigeon-holed and profiled by someone else's take on life that is conjecture. Imagine the triagular prism that will not fit into the round or square hole--c'est moi!

Author:  Billy History [ Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:17 pm ]
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Take only what you need. Is this the key to being a leaver? If so, there are takers out in the world who truly believe this is exactly what they are doing ....taking only what they need. Leaver at heart, taker by deed.

Author:  Jeremiah McCluney [ Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:19 am ]
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I do not believe it is a 50/50 split. I see myself in reality as a 80% taker and 20% giver. I would like to be more of a giver but our society and culture has engrained in us the desire to be consumers. None of us would turn down a pay raise if it was offered to us. We all have a desire to have more.

Author:  Alicia Thrift [ Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:43 pm ]
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I agree with most of you guys. It would be great to say we are only takers, but who are we kidding. I do think alot of us have good intentions, but being a leaver would require a huge life style change. Let's face it, its alot easier to talk about being a leaver than actually being one.

Author:  Amy Hord [ Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:12 pm ]
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I think we are definitely both. In my opinion it depends on the situation.

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