A little over a decade ago, I was teaching Applied Ethics at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Of all the philosophical subjects I could teach, it was the one that I found the most satisfying because I felt that the subject and the way I went about it would actually help students live richer lives.
This week is the first week of class for our last term of the 2017/2018 academic year. And for our inaugural cohort, it is the first week of their last class at Wayfinding - The Good Life. They graduate in July (watch your inboxes for an invitation to our graduation party here in Portland) and are spending this term preparing for their next step and thinking about what kind of life they want to live.
In 2002, a young gentleman who goes by the stage name of The Streets put out a song called Let’s Push Things Forward. In it, he raps about his belief that the music industry had become stagnant and that it was time to, well, push things forward.