3rd IB Week – Reflective – 05/21

Reflective. They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.

“Only lived thought has value.” Hermann Hesse

That thought without action brings nothing, is clear. To act without thinking, however, is just as fruitless – but this is less apparent. It has long been known that we reflect too much on the world; however, that there is much pointless action, is less known.

Man likes to see the world in black and white; generally, he distinguishes two types; there are, therefore, people who think first and then act, and there are people who act first and then think. This highlights a contrast between thinking and acting – as if one had nothing to do with the other.

It is prudent to think and act at the same time. The reflected action must be our goal since only this is sustainable and efficient, that is, alive. Man needs phases for action and phases for reflection. Reflection during action and after action should be incorporated into future action, and reflection on the results of action should be incorporated into the examination of new projects.

Your children, as future decision-makers, are expected to be people of action, but also to think critically. The information they need and require to be processed they obtain by communicating with their environment. Also, leaders should also use their intuition reflexively to identify situational contexts, scenarios, possibilities, and probabilities.

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