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True value

Posted on: November 22, 2021

Shortly after thinking out loud about unpaid principles, I watched the BBC’s streaming of Ophelia. I was reminded of this: 

This above all: to thine own self be true.
Hamlet, Act-1, Scene-III

These was the advice of Polonius to his son, Laertes, as the latter left for Paris.

Like most things, there is more than one way to interpret this quote. The interpretations swing from doing what benefits yourself to doing the right thing. I prefer the latter which is about one’s integrity. 

I risk being unpaid because my principles are not aligned to potential collaborators. I do not wish to fall backward pedagogically nor do I wish to model the wrong values and behaviours as I teach with technology. Is such a value system not valuable?

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