Rosie Batty and Joni Mitchell

Australian of the year Rosie Batty
recently asked for domestic violence prevention lessons to be taught in schools.
“children of all ages be taught the importance of respectful relationships”.

NB: In February 2014, Batty's 11-year-old son Luke was murdered by his father.

In the same 24 hour period
The Dude decided to toss in his Mental Health Certificate 4.

It was a tough decision  
as the amount of $4000 was already paid
and he has already invested some time in it.

But after reading the Rosie article,
he decided he could not continue..

the course (in his opinion) was very far removed 
from actually offering .. any new learning on this issue.

If there was an “A-ha moment” it was around the fact that..

"This is why society is failing..
education as a whole needs to step back,
take a deep breath , allow some time and space..
and then watch the new energy pour into the void"

In regards to the “HowTo teach Mental Health” 
The Dude hopes that Rosie’s words will inspire the educators..

It should not be a purely academic approach
filled with statistical data and legal and ethical jargon.

Focus on shaping young people’s hearts and minds

He took a deep breath
more comfortable with throwing away the course
"I actually learn more just taking Lifeline calls from ordinary Australians
and in the sense I will take ownership for my own learning”

He sat back and closed his eyes
he then thought of the words of 60s icon Joni Mitchell
“The way I saw the educational system from an early age 
was that it taught you what to think, not how to think”

“We are stardust, we are golden, 

we are billion year old carbon, 

and we got to get ourselves back to the garden”.

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