Okay so I know you’ve heard someone say it. Or, you’ve said it yourself. And I’m not sure if anyone has asked before but, what the hell does that mean?
What do you mean you’re “wrapping your head around it”?
What do you mean that you “still can’t wrap your head around it”?
I’ll tell you what I think you mean:
You don’t want to put forth the energy to have a difficult conversation right now so you’ll deflect by saying, “I’m still trying to wrap my head around it”. Or maybe it means that you really just want this supposed new idea to go away because it seems like you might have to move outside of your comfort zone. It could also mean that you really are just fine with the status quo and since whatever you were just complaining about can’t be fixed by someone else that you have decided to just continue to complain about it instead of making some sort of change within yourself to make it better.
I could go on and on, but I’m thinking that you get the idea.
Today I was watching a new video from Kid President called “3 Questions That Could Change the World”. In the video Kid President poses these three simple questions:
What are you not okay with?
What do you have?
What can we do about it?
Then, he asks all of us to join him for SOCKTOBER. He wants us to find homeless people and give them socks.
I have a feeling that he didn’t just sit around and say, “I’m still trying to wrap my head around how to help homeless people. I just can’t wrap my head around how to change the world.”
Instead, he asked his questions, came up with a plan and for crying out loud he jumped right in and tried something.
If we can all put our fears aside and instead start saying, “Let’s try it,” we might just stumble upon something AWESOME and we just might change the world.
I hope my blog posts inspire risk taking and new ways of thinking. I hope to connect with other educators on our journey to always do what's best for children.