What Makes Our Anger Right or Wrong—Or, What Can We Learn From the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King?
Where: Aesthetic Realism Foundation
141 Greene St.
212-777-4490 Price: $8
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At school, in parks and playgrounds, on the street, even in their own home, children can be frightened and perplexed, not only about the anger they see around them, but also the anger they have. Aesthetic Realism, the education founded by the poet and critic Eli Siegel, explains this subject in a way that is tremendously kind as well as vital for everyone’s life. That is why parents will be happy to know about the Saturday, January 20th Learning to Like the World class for boys and girls ages 5-12.
Boys and girls attending will begin to learn something important and new—that there are two kinds of anger–as teachers Barbara Allen and Robert Murphy take up and illustrate these sentences by Mr. Siegel:
“There is such a thing as good anger. In a good anger we are fighting for the beauty of the world….But there is also an anger which comes from thinking too much of ourselves; an anger which comes from conceit….It is hard being angry in the right way. When we are not angry in the right way, something in us knows we are wrong, and we don’t like ourselves.”
Children will learn about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., including the 1963 Children’s Crusade. They’ll see how beautiful and fair the anger of Dr. King was as he fought against injustice. This is the kind of anger which is right to have because it is “fighting for the beauty of the world.”
The fact that the Aesthetic Realism education successfully combats wrong and unjust anger, and enables children to become kinder and happier, is urgent and beautiful news!Buy tickets/get more info now