The Wisdom Of Forth Graders

John Hunter – A True Teacher

A friend of mine sent me this amazing video of John Hunter. John shares with us a game played by 4th graders whereby they solve the major problems of the world–without adult intervention or inputs. How do they do it? They use their minds differently and think differently. As Abe Lincoln said so well, “When life is piled high with difficulty, think anew, act anew.” Einstein also reminds us that we can’t solve our problems with the same level of thinking used to create them. While 4th graders may not be able to quote Lincoln and Einstein, they appear to be much more adept and applying the wisdom shared by these great men.

The Power of the Mind

The mind creates the realities we experience in life. All of the intractable problems we face as a species are created in the collective mindset of humanity before manifesting in the physical reality. Why do we take more than we need? Because we believe that there is not enough for everyone. Human beings are the only species to act in this manner. Yes, we can point to aberrant organisms that act this way such as cancer cells, but these cells are not normal. The vast majority of life forms live in symbiosis, guaranteeing life for future generations.

The Myth of Scarcity

The great Bucky Fuller proved back in the 1960s that there was enough to go around in the world for all human beings–if we only SHARED. The world is not short on resources. It is long on the concepts of fear and scarcity. War, famine, disease, crime, abusive governments, corporate greed and parking tickets are all, in some way, linked to the dream of scarcity.

It is interesting that the 4th graders who inevitably  solve the great problems faced by the world, do so by moving beyond the brainwashed mindset of “not enough” to seeing that we’re all together in this thing  we call life. There is no human being who is not connected to all the rest. If we take care of our neighbor, we take care of ourself too. What we put out comes back. It’s universal law.

In any case, I found this video to be inspiring. There is so much good that is going on in the world that we never hear about. I love the work John Hunter is doing. He is a kindred spirit and an example of a Conscious Leader who is modeling the coming rise in consciousness in humanity as a whole. It is an exciting time to be here and be part of the coming changes, yes?

Thank you, thank you, thank you John Hunter–and all those oh so wise 4th graders.

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