September 15 ! Its my Birthday!

As I Grow Old
Poet: Arnold West

God, keep my heart attuned to laughter
when youth is done;
when all the days are gray days, coming after
The warmth, the sun.
God keep me then from bitterness, from
grieving,
When life seems cold;
God keep me always loving and believing
As I grow old.

Thank You GOD for another Year!!

Your Friends & Family Members Ruined OUR Fucking Love Life?!

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Friends & Family Members trying to sabotage your love life?
You might reasonably believe that anyone who cares about you wants to see you happy. But often this is not the case. Your friend or family members can become just as jealous as a scorned lover. S/he might be completely UN-supportive, fault finding, create chaos and soap opera drama, pure lies by saying things that will lead you to breakup or hate your partner. Suddenly, you may feel you have to choose between your friends or your love relationships. If your friend is used to socializing with you on a regular basis, then your involvement with your significant other can cause envy, pure jealous feelings.  What ends up happening is that sometimes your friends or family members (consciously or unconsciously) attempts to Sabotage your love relationship.
Deception, Demeaning lies, stories, or comments can be made about your Partner, it can even be about your partner’s physical appearance, style, beliefs, personal life, dress, profession, manners, or hygiene. Sometimes friends will tell you that your love partner doesn’t look like your type, maybe not good/bad for you. Messages like these can become confused, and people who are indecisive may be more disturbed and unsettled by them.  Many find it draining to be forced to choose who to trust or who to spend time with.  Some family members or friends, who complicate this process with guilt, inducing maneuvers, gossip, demands and statements such as:
 “How can you let yourself be open to this person?” “What kind of friend are you? As soon as a new man/woman comes around, you’re going to dump me? you’re different or He/shes different. ‘ “You don’t care about me anymore.” “Do you know who this person really is? I know this person isn’t good for you?! The list goes on. It is cumbersome to determine what’s good and honest feedback, which you shouldn’t discount, and when you should just trust your own intuition. Some of your friends and relatives may be quite perceptive and intuitive. You may even use them as sounding boards because you realize they are better at reading warning signs they see than you are. Lots of people become weary of escalating a relationship if their friends & family do not like their new partner.
This is often a Deal Breaker. Unfortunately, friends & family members may not be objective if they are too dependent on you for social, emotional, or mental support Or just absolute envious of you in all.  You need to realize how you feel when you are with your partner.  It is hard enough for things to work between two people, let alone three or others involved.
In fact, it’s rare that if you and your mate socialize with another couple, that the four of you will get along.  Jealousy, resentment, and disappointment will crop up and complicate each new encounter, so relax and don’t expect everyone to agree with the partner you chose to spend time with.  What can you do to deal with this dilemma? Ideally, we all should be able to read for ourselves, We should know whether it’s a good relationship. In all healthy relationships, you should be able to have a variety of support from others.  Long story short: If you feel good with your partner, continue to see him/her and learn to set boundaries with friends & family members who may get envious.
#1 Your friends think your date’s not good enough, #2 Friends who constantly want your attention. #3 Talking about past relationships. #4 Friends who want you to cheat. #5 Friends who make you ignore your lover. #6 Friends who flirt with your lover. #7 They disrespect your partner. #8 Your friends speak ill of you. #9 They always show the worst side. #10 Your friends know your amorous secrets. #11 Friends who flirt with you. #12 Friends of the opposite sex. #13 Friends who know too much.
At times, your friends & family could absentmindedly ruin your relationship. But almost always, friends & family ruin relationships just for fun. So unless you want to lose your lover and hate your friends & family members , keep these Relationship Ruining Signs in mind!

Philosophy “Love of Wisdom”

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Philosophy is derived from two Greek words. Philo means lOVE, sophy means WISDOM. Philosophy means “love of wisdom”. Conscious of a set of beliefs, or personal philosophy informs how we live, work, & interact with others. What we believe is directly reflected into teaching and learning processes. It is important to understand how philosophy and education are interrelated. In order to become the most effective teacher you can be, you must understand your own beliefs, while at the same time empathizing with others. Developing our own educational philosophy is a key part of our journey to teach.
Major branches of philosophy are Metaphysics, epistemology, Axiology and logic. Metaphysics considers questions about the physical universe, & the nature of reality. Epistemology examines how people come to learn what they know. Axiology is the study of fundamental principles or values. Logic pursues the organization of the reasoning process. Logic can be divided into two components; deductive reasoning which takes general principles and relates  them to a specific case; & inductive reasoning, which builds up an argument based on specific  examples.
Idealism can be divided into three categories, classical, religious, & modern. Classical idealism the philosophy of the Greeks Socrates & Plato, searches for an absolute truth. Religious Idealism tries to reconcile God & Humanity.Modern Idealism stemming from the Ideas of Descartes, links pereption & existence.
Realism, school of thought founded by Aristotle, believes the world of matter is separate from human perceptions. Modern Realist thought has led to the blank slate, notion of human capabilities.
Pragmatism believes that we should select ideas, actions, & consequences with the most desirable outcome, as well as learning from the previous experiences to achieve desirable consequence.
Major philosophy of education can be broken down into three main: teacher-centered philosophies, Student-centered philosophies & society-centered philosophies.  These include Essential-ism, Perennial-ism, Progressivism, social Reconstruction-ism, Existentialism, Behaviorism, Constructivism, Conservatism, & Humanism. Other Ideologies of educational philosophy include nationalism, American exceptionalism, ethno-nationalism, liberalism, conservatism, & Marxism.

It is important to identify your own philosophy of education in order to understand your own system of values & beliefs so that you are easily able to describe your teaching.