Monday, February 01, 2010
Quantum Kindness: Superposition, Entanglement, and Collapse
I've decided to leave my teaching job at the end of this term (March 5) in order to take some time to write, and I've been thinking a lot about the concept of kindness which is an important part of my educational philosophy. I wrote a few thoughts as comments response to Jennifer Hill's post on her blog listing the number of times a thought occurred to her in a year, including kindness.
I've been thinking more about the notion of Quantum Kindness that I proposed.
Quantum kindness: an act of kindness always appears more than one place at once, and is often changed by how it is observed. Frequently kindness "cannot be explained by either timelike causality or common cause."
Our culture views kindness as weakness, as passive. I think of all the strength many traditions glean from compassion.
Kindness? It's non-violent resistance against the dark but it's also just a kind of everyday breathing.