i'm a big fan of agency - big. last night my brother's family email had a little bit of reflection on the power of agency. since he tied it to knowledge - another one of my passions - i decided i'd share it with the masses at large. see if you too are not impressed with the truth he shares.
"School is ever a source of pleasure in my life. One cannot deny the security that comes from education. Knowledge settles the heart and tempers the emotions. The more knowledge we have the more we can "hear" and "listen" to the conversation of life around us. There are thousands of threads or RSS feeds which are newly available to those who learn how to listen/read. With knowledge comes honesty. It is true that one can turn from the truth once learned, but before the event of knowing there was no choice. In a fundamental way, our agency is enlarged when we gain knowledge."