Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb the tree. it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.
– Albert Einstein
Connecting with another means connecting with oneself.
Math-A-Friend model (MAF) is a system of education and training founded in the concept of aesthetics, which is aimed to guide young people of all walks of life in how to create an environment which stimulates the expression of their talents. The fundamental goal of Match-A-Friend model is building a strong foundation and backbone for the formation of an individual’s identity.
Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of art that incorporates the creation and appreciation of beauty.
Plato believed that beautiful objects incorporated proportion,harmony and unity among their parts. Similarly, Aristotle found that the universal elements of beauty were order, symmetry, and definiteness.
The pillars of connection with one’s Identity and the focus of The First Guild’s education is the mastery of essential elements that form Identity: Presence * Focus * Inspiration * Balance * Flow * Order * Confidence * Power * Respect * Grace * Integrity * Lightness * Purpose * Belief * Intention * Compassion * Abundance * Connection.
Description of the painting: http://www.hsc.edu/Academics/Academic-Majors/Philosophy/School-at-Athens/Plato-and-Aristotle.html
Plato and Aristotle take center stage in the painting, and for good reason. They are without question the two most important and influential ancient philosophers, perhaps even the most important philosophers of all time. Plato (c. 428-347 BC, pictured on the left in red) was an Athenian student of Socrates. Here he is depicted with his hand pointing upwards, a symbol of his claim that ultimate reality (the Forms) lies beyond what we experience. He holds a copy of his work, Timaeus, a treatise on the origin of the world. Aristotle (384-322 BC), a student of Plato, was born in northern Greece. He holds a copy of his Ethics while describing the earth and the wide realm of moral teaching with his extended hand in an elegant horizontal gesture. Aristotle thought that the ordinary empirical world is ‘more real’ than Plato’s world of Forms. Both philosophers wrote extensively on a wide array of topics that has guided virtually all subsequent western philosophy even to this day. No educated individual should be completely ignorant of the contributions of Plato and Aristotle to western culture.