Everything is connected. That’s a bit of a cliché, but is nonetheless true. All subjects and systems have an innate relationship with each other, from all that is contained within nature – to the very systems we ourselves create. So the odd thing is that whilst at school we are taught subjects are catagorised concepts; math is never related to science, nor science to language – and so on.
Without being taught these relationships, everything takes on a tint of compartmentalization – shades of black and white. What is taught becomes just knowledge. When one learns how to see such relationships then knowledge takes on a different aspect. We gain the ability to learn rather than to accumulate information.
Unless we are able to do this, life becomes fragmented, things don’t ‘fit together’ – we become narrow-minded – and in the end society becomes aimless. Whilst those who understand life’s relationships seem to rise up and flow with apparent ease.
“Never give children a chance of imagining that anything exists in isolation. Make it plain from the very beginning that all living is relationship. Show them relationships in the woods, in the fields, in the ponds and streams, in the village and in the country around it. Rub it in” .—Aldous Huxley, Island