Entries in the 'Education' Category

When The Teacher Becomes Desirable

514.04Remark: Today respect for teachers is rapidly falling. In high school students are violent toward teachers. A high rate of threats are reported to come to teachers from students. Many of them even turn to actions. Everyone is looking for an example of a teacher who a person can respect and follow, and they do not find it.

My Comment: Children see the teacher as a scapegoat: “What are you teaching us? What kind of world are you giving us? What do you want from us?” and so on. That is, there is a lot of anger in them toward this world.

They cannot receive fulfillment, saturation, and satisfaction from the world, and therefore, it turns out that they throw it on the teachers as representatives of this world, who are in front of them every day for many hours. And teachers make them do some exercises, solve problems, and pass unnecessary exams.

Question: Do children understand that they will never use this in life?

Answer: Of course. Today, the teacher represents the most hated being in the world for the child, which forces and restricts them. This is a legal jailer.

Remark: Needless to say, this is terrible. I remember my teachers, I did not have such a feeling. It seemed that it would be useful one day. Now everything suddenly spilled out with a great force.

My Comment: People do not need anything from what happens at school, from what they learn at school. They do not need any of this, and they will use nothing.

Question: What does a person need from a teacher? What wisdom?

Answer: Connection with others. A good, correct connection with each other. Only this should be taught at school. And “two plus two is four” is added for the development of the brain. Thus, there is nothing we can do about it, we will have to redo all this.

It is necessary to teach, of course. Yet, to teach what a person needs in life in the first place. And this is only the correct connection between people.

Question: Can we continue to provide education on the basis of this connection?

Answer: Give education, give whatever you want. But the main thing is the correct education. Otherwise, education with these exact sciences will lead people to build weapons and everything else leading to the means to harm each other.

Remark: In other words, give him physics, he will make a nuclear bomb. Give him chemistry, he will create chemical weapons.

My Comment: Of course. What do you want from them? You taught them that. You did not resist the fact that nature always increases egoism in them. Taking into account the fact that egoism is constantly developing in them, you gave them knowledge so that they could use this egoism to their own detriment. Involuntarily, the teacher becomes a source of evil.

Question: If the message from the teacher is: I am teaching you to connect with people, to connect with nature, will this hatred go away?

Answer: The teacher should explain that we are all one system, that we should be connected with each other in good ways, and not in evil ones. No matter what we are connected. However, our task is to turn an evil connection into a good one. Then we will begin to feel a completely different world in this good connection between us.

Question: Will children feel this?

Answer: We need to do this so that those already in school would feel this. Then the teacher will be desired, the only one.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 8/3/20

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Blitz Of Kabbalah Tips – 5/21/20

281.02Question: What or who changes the generation: historical events, natural disasters, technologies, social values, or an internal plan?

Answer: An internal program.

Question: What should the younger generation get from the older generation?

Answer: They should get an attitude regarding the purpose of creation in order to continue it. Everything changes, except for the trend of evolution toward the goal of creation; this doesn’t change.

Question: Is it possible in the modern generation of consumption to elevate the authority and significance of parents in the eyes of the children?

Answer: If children will begin to relate correctly to the purpose of life, to the discovery of the next level of existence, to the discovery of the upper world, and the parents will support them in this, then in this way they will strengthen their authority and significance in the eyes of the children.

Question: How can you characterize in a single word or sentence our generation after the coronavirus?

Answer: It is as a generation that has been given a special task, and I hope that they will realize it.

Question: Must the same universal principles that you express in your books and lectures be adapted for each generation and in particular for our generation?

Answer: Absolutely. I am working on this.

Question: Who or what should shape the generation?

Answer: The generation is shaped by people who understand what is standing before the generation. They discover problems that are facing the generation, the methods of realization, and they try to direct humanity toward a solution.

Question: Each generation is smarter and more adapted to life. Do you agree with this statement?

Answer: No. Every generation has the potential to solve the problems that nature presents to them. But simultaneously, it requires a very strong directing hand.

Question: To what generation do you consider that you belong?

Answer: I consider myself to be between the old and new generation, a generation that has not yet taken shape, which I am helping to see the way.

Question: The generation determines the collective experience. What kind of collective experience can you recall from your life?

Answer: The collective experience in my life didn’t give me anything except a big negative sign. Whereas all that is positive, I received only from my teacher.
From KabTV’s “The Post-Coronavirus Era” 5/21/20

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Guide For Round Tables, Part 11

528.03Before Participating in Circles

Remark: One of the rules of the circle is to avoid templates and clichés and to try to speak honestly. The circle only works when the participants are as open as possible with each other.

My Comment: Before participating in circles, people should have a correct idea of the round table methodology because only by following all the rules can they come to the right decision, which is so important for everyone.

And even after serious preparation, every time they start some discussion to find solutions to problems and conflicts, they still have to hold a workshop first.

Question: Is there any difference in what the discussion should be based on? For example, reading a passage or watching a movie.

Answer: It depends on what you want to come to. Let’s say you want to lead them to a common solution. What are the issues? At what level? This must be determined in advance.
From KabTV’s “Management Skills” 7/9/20

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Solutions And Artificial Intelligence

600.02Question: In which cases can artificial intelligence make decisions and in which case can only humans make them?

Answer: Artificial intelligence is a machine. If it can solve problems like a calculator, then it will. If it cannot, it will not. We get confused by entrusting new computers with tasks that only humans can do. This cannot happen. A calculator remains just a calculator, nothing more.

In our brains, in general, the same thing is happening. But we have a tremendous advantage in comparison with all other artificial or biological creatures: a person connects to the common brain.

There is a huge general intelligence above us in which absolutely everything exists. We connect to it, we get ideas from it, and information from us arrives to it. A machine cannot connect to it.

Question: But if a man does not connect to the common brain, then can a machine make better decisions?

Answer: It is quite possible depending on what level. Inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human nature are all connected to this brain at different levels. It controls everything.

Question: Is there not a danger that in the future we will be controlled by machines as it is often depicted in some movies?

Answer: If you want it, then yes. After all, it is a machine that acts in a purely deterministic manner, and if you program it intelligently, then it will educate you intelligently and control you.

Question: But will it not rule over man and enslave people?

Answer: By means of its own desire? No, it cannot happen.

Question: Don’t you believe that machines can enslave us?

Answer: It is not that I do not believe, I know that it cannot happen. After all, machines are not God’s, but human’s creation. According to the cause and effect system, it is impossible for us to create something that would be higher than us.
From KabTV’s “Management Skills” 6/11/20

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Management And Leadership

269Question: Comparative analysis of a leader and a supervisor or manager makes it possible to better understand their functions.

The manager (supervisor) supports, while the leader develops. The manager focuses on systems and structure, the leader focuses on people. The manager relies on control; the leader inspires confidence. The manager asks how and when, while the leader asks what and why. The manager looks at the profit; the leader looks to the future. The manager does things right; the leader does the right things.

Do you agree with these statements?

Answer: In general, this is true. You can add that the leader is a philosopher, the one who paves the way, while the manager executes, knowing how to organize the necessary team on the spot to perform specific tasks. It may even be a head of state.

A manager has the ability to set goals correctly and specifically. These goals must be measurable because what cannot be measured cannot be controlled.

A leader has the ability to see the future and pass this vision on to his subordinates, managers, who turn it into concrete plans, specifications, and work on implementation.

Question: Is the leader’s vision a natural skill or can it be acquired?

Answer: People are born with it. They are born as leaders, or as good executives, or managers. These are completely different mindsets, psychologies, and perceptions of the world.

A manager is engaged in planning activities, time constraints, determining responsibilities and priorities. A leader is not only responsible for the results, but also bears personal responsibility, he inspires and motivates.
From Kab.TV’s “Management Skills” 6/11/20

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Guide For Round Tables, Part 10

528.04Round Table: Need for an Educational Base

Remark: The further we go, the more I understand that the method of round tables, which is used in many industries, requires a lot of training.

Before you put people in circles, you need to give them some kind of educational course. Today, we can offer a round table just to strengthen connections but not to resolve serious conflicts at the national level.

My Comment: You can’t put together a round table of members of the Knesset. First, they must go through a long period of training and re-education. Only then can they be seated at a round table. Only then will they be able to develop truly reasonable state decisions.

Question: Can circles be used just to strengthen connections?

Answer: What does “to strengthen connections” mean? If they end correctly and if they finish in determining some disagreements, reservations, then why?

Remark: But we have already held round tables in the masses and people felt quite mutually involved and happy.

My Comment: Maybe they were pleased that they expressed their point of view. But whether they listened to others at the same time is a question. In any case, it is desirable that they have a strong educational base.
From KabTV’s “Management Skills” 7/9/20

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Are There Conflicts In Nature?

630.1Question: In psychology, conflict is defined as a contradiction, a lack of agreement, between two or more parties. Conflicts exist not only between civilizations, states, nations, religions, but also within a person himself. Especially now when the world is in crisis.

How would you define conflict? What is its essence? Are there conflicts in nature?

Answer: The entire nature of our world is built upon conflicts, upon the combination of two opposites, to what extent, being against each other, they can win, influence, destroy, or, conversely, be in a certain balance. If you think about whether it is possible at all to exist outside of conflicts, then you can come to the conclusion that nothing can be done, this is our life, and we must be in greater and greater disagreement among ourselves until the end of time.

However, the wisdom of Kabbalah does not think so. It says that, on one hand, our nature is a terrible egoistic desire of each and everyone to rule over others, which is the cause of all kinds of conflicts. But, on the other hand, we have the opportunity to educate ourselves so that from these opposites we can reach mutual agreement, and over all conflicts stretch a network of connections, as it is written: “Love covers all transgressions.” Then we can live on good terms with each other.

We could never achieve this. To be honest, we have not even tried to implement this technique. But it does exist.
From KabTV’s “Management Skills” 7/16/20

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530Rise Above Opposite Opinions

Remark: When talking in circles, rejection is very common, especially if someone says things that are contrary to my opinion.

My Comment: You should be happy to identify opposing opinions because by rising above them, we can reach the next level of problem solving.

As much as I think that the problem is unsolvable, as much as I feel that we are not able to rise above it due to huge contradictions, we should understand that this problem has a special mission, a special value.

If we can’t come to a common agreement, we must continue to work on it with respect for this problem because in the end it can take us to the next level of completely different solutions, different states.
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528.01Round Table: Common Opinion

Question: When holding round tables, there should be no disputes or criticism. You can criticize the idea itself, but not each other. Should criticism be constructive?

Answer: Arguing and criticizing are not allowed, only clarification of the opponents point of view and meticulously clarifying why he thinks this way and not otherwise.

Question: What should we do if after clarifications two or three opinions are formed?

Answer: Continue scrutinizing until you find something in common. Or you can come to several conclusions, but they should express the general opinion of all, which led to two or three decisions. In one case, like this, with another, like this, and with the third, like that.

Question: If we decide at a round table where to hold an event, such as a picnic, then coming to two or three opinions does not matter much. And if we are solving issues at the national level, must we come to one opinion, to one decision?

Answer: The round table must end with a clear resolution.

Question: Who says the last word: the chief, the president, the moderator of the circle?

Answer: Nobody. A round table can’t end with someone’s single opinion, otherwise it’s not a circle!

Question: Let’s say we are deciding whether or not to introduce a quarantine in the country and we come to two opinions. What’s next?

Answer: This is the end of the round table and the decision will be made outside the round table. How else could it be? It is impossible to bend a round table under some sort of a straight line!

Question: So if you are, say, the minister of health, and I am the minister of economy, and we have not come to a single decision, then we go to the president, and the final decision is up to him?

Answer: Yes. This was the end of democracy. The president is already deciding exactly what to do.
From KabTV’s “Management Skills” 7/9/20

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From The Heights Of Olympus

272Question: Should a leader show his weaknesses because he is also a person and not a super machine?

Answer: No, this is not required from the leader. The leader must show higher goals.

And the manager, leader, any boss, must show that he knows how to control a situation, knows how to perform specific tasks, and at the same time must take care of providing the performers with remuneration for the work done.

Question: Should people follow the example of the leader? Or should he remain out of reach?

Answer: In general, he must remain unattainable, inspire people from afar, from the height of his Olympus. Of course, he does not need this at all, but he must specially be on Olympus in order to inspire those under him.
From KabTV’s “Management Skills” 6/11/20

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