« Education can no longer be considered essentially or only a learning process; it is now a character training, a person-training process. Of course this is not altogether true, but it is largely true (…).

It means that we need people who are different from the average kind of person who confronts the present as if it were a repetition of the past, and who uses the present simply as a period in which he prepares for the future threats and dangers (…).

We must become more interested in the creative process, the creative attitude, the creative person, rather than in the creative product alone (…). We must focus our attention on improvising, on flexible and adaptable, efficient confronting of any here-now situation which turns up (…). »


A. H. MASLOW, The Farther Reaches of Human Nature (1971), Penguin Compass, pp. 95-96.



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