Ed-vise Episode 154

A wonderful GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Shoulder is a bit sore this morning and over the weekend. Probably from picking up a corner of my deck to put a block under it. Newbie says “Daddy you’re so strong” so it’s all worth it!

Today’s bit o trivia: Evariste Galois (1811 – 1832). You know how algebra is kind of dumb? Trust me, it is. Well, Evariste was a young mathematician. His first mistake was to have a passion for algebra. His second was to have a passion for politics. His third was to be a bad shot. See, algebra and math was his first love. At 15 he was already considered by many a math genius. His dad got him loving politics and Evariste was big time into protesting the king even going so far as to get himself arrested. While in prison, he still worked his math and tried to publish papers. When he got out of prison, well, that’s when he messed up and got involved with a woman who was spoke for by Alexander Dumas. That led to a duel and Eavariste, was a bad shot. Ended up getting a bullet in the belly which eventually killed him. But not before he penned his Galois Theory on twitter.

Anyway…

Monday Musings Ed-vise today

Plenty of stuff to muse on these days with so many controversies and clashes going on. So, I’ll leave those where they are: in the headlines.

I saw a post on Instagram this weekend that really kind of pissed me off. When that happens, though, it also gives me time to think. Crazy! That’s how psychos are made.

The post was about a Jiu Jitsu school in Costa Rico that ended up having to close for a bit. Why? Because someone had contacted the local health/ safety inspector in that country, and informed them that the school owners were not enforcing the masks and social distance dance (new phrase…called it!).

It pissed me off because it is a Jits School that was shut down for not doing what they should have been doing. Despite that, the school owners believed they were doing the right thing i.e., the lesser of two evils. See, the school provided an outlet for at risk youth to have a safe place to train in Jiu Jitsu. Now, those at risk kids are, well, at risk of real world problems.

Then came the second wave of “pissed off.” That was the part about someone, ANONYMOUSLY posting to the safety people about a problem. This is the part that just burns me!

I do understand the courage it takes to speak up. I have felt and do feel that hesitation to speak directly to someone that is not doing what is “right.” But, you must overcome it! You, We, must have the courage to come forward and point out someone’s blind spot. The school may very well have not known they were making a mistake. Yet that anonymous protester did not give them the chance to fix the error.

Many things in life do not need reported to the enforcement agencies immediately. Often, we humans, can work things out. And, in all honesty, courts of law actually like when people work their problems out together. It frees them from being bound by the “black letter law.” I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember the worm that ate Mozart was a… DE-COMPOSER!!!! BWAHAHHAHAHAHA!

Peace

Published by edhlaw

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