Albert Einstein’s Perspective On Our Education Model and A Personal Example

I began as an “A” student because of abilities and passion for learning, but the learning and social environment of our factory school model, plus other mitigating factors, transformed me into a “D” student, mostly by absenteeism by grade nine and a drop out in grade ten.
Fortunately my drive to learn pushed me to acquire my GED, earn Honors in Business Administration at age thirty, compelled me to attend York University in my late thirties … but again the environment was not the best for me. so I just continued my studies on my own.
In my forties, I began Design and Communication Arts studies at Durham College and switched to Visual Art studies when I moved from Oshawa to Etobicoke. I still have two courses to take before receiving my diploma, but then again, I was selling visual art before taking any school courses, plus I had been merchandising product for retailers since my late teens.
And my education continues as I primarily read non-fiction to satisfy both my personal and professional goals, including as an social entrepreneur who founded a company to transform respect from a discretionary value to a global principle, based on the belief everyone matters.
So stupid, I learned, I was/am not … just a person with a different learning style, preference, and perspective.
Thanks to people like Albert Einstein … one of my key role models … for helping me to understand and embrace all of who I am.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Visionary, Human Condition  Innovator, Social Scientist, Author, Artist, Founder, & Entrepreneur

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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March 31, 2018

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When We Give Up Trying To Control Others, Good Things Happen …

CTDWTRP When We Stop Trying To Control Others

 March 28, 2018

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Visionary, Human Condition  Innovator, Social Scientist, Author, Artist, Founder, & Entrepreneur

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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When A Parent Dies

No matter what kind of relationship we have or don’t have with a parent, everything changes when a parent dies.

Dad in Washington, DC Cropped Image

My dad, Oscar John Trepanier, who passed away three years ago today, had a complex relationship with me though he was not a complex man. Forces beyond his awareness or control shaped the choices he would make that caused him to regret a lot of his life.

Thrown together by circumstances in his last several years, our relationship finally found an even keel and we could see each other more clearly as the individuals we had been and were becoming.

Being his personal care manager and part-time support worker, on call 24 hours a day, was one of the most stressful and challenging times of my life, but because of the healthy, happy changes in our relationship, I would not change a thing.

Even the fifteen thousand dollars debt I incurred so I could be available for him to meet his care needs and to provide him with things and experiences to make his quality of life better than it could have been, I would do again.

Why? Because no matter what happened and didn’t happen between us, he was my dad.

As for me, I knew it was just going to be a matter of time before I would clear up the debt and get my own finances in good shape, even better than ever before. Another valuable lesson taught to me by my dad … learning from his mistakes created by his low “Respect Level” for his self for reasons he did not understand and therefore could not control … but I do and will, breaking a chain, or what the Bible calls a generational curse.

Thank you Dad. Miss you and pray you are finally at rest peacefully.

Your eldest daughter,

Kaitlin, once known as Debra

March 20, 2018

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Innovator Entrepreneur Founder Author Artist Speaker

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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“How to Retain More of Every Book You Read”

By James Clear

https://medium.com/personal-growth/how-to-retain-more-of-every-book-you-read-3bb9fa45f49d

Great tips on digital note-taking too!

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Innovator Entrepreneur Founder Author Artist Speaker

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

©All Rights Reserved 2015

March 19, 2018

 

How A Nation’s Children Are Treated Reflect The “Respect Level” Of The Nation

“14K empty shoes outside the US Capitol, to represent every child killed with a gun since the Sandy Hook Massacre.”

https://www.facebook.com/News13/videos/1744073248992726/

Thank you for creating and sharing this powerful visual perspective. May the magnitude be grasped add more weight to increasing America’s “Respect Level” for life.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Innovator Entrepreneur Founder Author Artist Speaker

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

©All Rights Reserved 2015

March 15, 2018