“I dream of a world where everybody feels safe enough to be authentic to her- or himself and where everybody’s full potential can flourish.“
While attending the course “Integrated Self Development: Becoming an Agent of Transformation” by Alexander Schieffer and Rama Mani in 2018 I started to understand the importance of a safe place. The feeling of security enables self-development as well as holistic and transformative education. I see education as a powerful tool for innovation, but I believe that such teaching needs to encourage each dimension of the human being. Thus, I think that each kind of intelligence should be valued equally, i.e. logic smart, nature smart as well as artistic smart – just to mention a few types of intelligence – should all be of the same worth.
My interest in education and the human being has already started in high school, having completed my Matura in Switzerland with a major in Education, Psychology, and Philosophy. Further, during my studies at the University in St.Gallen, I had the opportunity to go volunteering in the Favelas in Brazil, teaching English and German.
I dream of a world where everybody feels safe enough to be authentic to her- or himself and where everybody’s full potential can flourish. I therefore wish to be part of a safe place where everyone feels comfortable enough to share their thoughts and feeling
An inspiring quote for me has always been: “if more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarding gold, it would be a merrier world” (Tolkien, 2006) I trust that by sitting together, talking, and sharing we are able to transform this world to a better place, as thereby also shared knowledge gets created. For me, in order for a place to feel safe, there must also be love within that place. I believe that if we manage to love ourselves, others, and the Earth we can achieve big changes for our future.
As a TRANS4M Junior Fellow, I want to co-create something great, work on real solutions, and feel like part of a safe community. I think that I can contribute to this, through the joyfulness and love that I want to give to the world!