Reflections

9

February

2018

9th february 2018

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I greatly enjoy putting away my computer and to-do list and spending 45 minutes talking with one of our students. I believe that this is one of the most valuable things I do…

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In this video, Michael Jr talks about a paradigm shift in his perspective on life in which he switched from trying to get laughs to wanting to give laughter and he explains how this changed his life.

As we continue to focus on our theme “It’s Still Not About Me,” I’d like to share with you a video. This video was sent to me by someone suggesting that it as a great illustration of our theme and encouraged me to share it with the community. I watched and agreed that it would be worthy of sharing.

Michael Jr is a comedian who has made a name for himself and is quite famous in America. He is unique in that he is one of very few comedians who keeps his routine and humor clean. His shows can be watched by families and enjoyed by younger kids.

In this video, Michael Jr talks about a paradigm shift in his perspective on life in which he switched from trying to get laughs to wanting to give laughter and he explains how this changed his life. He continues by explaining the concept of life from a comedian’s perspective. That humor is about what is referred to as “the set up” and then the punchline.

Please do take the time to watch this video clip. It is about 10 minutes long. The link takes you to the midpoint of his Ted Talk to where his presentation applies to our theme. Some of you may want to watch the whole thing, but without a doubt, if you watch the clip from where the link starts, you may gain a new perspective on life and our theme.

Karl Steinkamp is passionate about Dalat International School and training up young people. Karl was a student at Dalat and returned with a degree in education as a student teacher, high school principal, and now Head of School since 2006.
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Recent Reflection Articles

Mentoring

I greatly enjoy putting away my computer and to-do list and spending 45 minutes talking with one of our students. I believe that this is one of the most valuable things I do…

Don’t Drink the Bleach

Fake news has become a part of modern day life…here are some of the fake news stories about the virus that have circulated to millions in the last couple of weeks.

Well, I Heard…

People are encouraged not to gossip or spread stories about others because they can be destructive in many ways, yet rumors abound even in the best of times.

Happy 4718

There are so many wonderful traditions surrounding the Lunar New Year, but its most important characteristic is the value it places on reunion.

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