Our Lives Are What We Make of Them : Writings of John Corlette

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An address by the director given at the graduation ceremonies and prize giving in Exeter Hall, 3 July 1973 Some of you probably without thinking too much about it, will have assumed that the goal of education is the acquisition of a body of knowledge which will enable you to pass the examinations set by universities, technical colleges or other such bodies. You believe that success in these examinations may enable you to earn a better living and make more money so that you can more effectively satisfy your physical needs and desires and such other needs and desires as can be satisfied by these means. Whilst we agree that the ability to earn a good living is a necessary and important accomplishment we do not regard this as the goal of education but as a by-product. We believe that the goal of education is, or should be, the development of the spiritual man, that is of that part of each one of us which, with development and training, is capable of a vision or direct apprehension of th

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Our Lives Are What We Make of Them The Writings ofJohn Corlette(abridged in 24 pages)With appreciation toall who gave their time to compile this condensed (abridged) collection of John Corlette's writings.The photos came from Aiglon 25 (created in 1974 byPatrick Roberts).Special thanks to Norman Perryman for giving his permission to include several of his paintings.Words in normal type are JCs writings. All other notes and comments are in italics. The information about the sponsors on the last page is in another font. You can download the ebook at JohnCorlette.com and pass it along to parents, students, educators anddirectors of schools.See also myAiglon.com for more stories about JC.Please turn to Chapter 2 and participate in the exercise. We also invite you to send us your memories of JC for the next project, Conversations with JC (Volume 1).This document is a condensed version prepared for distribution at Veni Vidi Roma, the fabulous gathering organized in part by Sandro Corsini (75). Bravo, Sandro! We wish you a mega-attendance of alumni in May 2011. We plan to compile and print the unabridged version of this book sometime in 2012, allowing for time to search through archives for more writings of JC. Contents1: The Speech (July 1973)2: The Exercise3: The Aiglon Meditation4: Other WritingsThe Rule Book5: About JC6: Whats Next?Join the JC SocietyJohn C. Corlettewas bornJohn Hubert Christian Cor-lett

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