The website offers information about Jeffrey Bennet. With a B.A. in Biophysics along with an M.S. and Ph.D. in Astrophysics, Jeffrey Bennett’s expertise lies in mathematics and science. Being so, he is not only a teacher, but also a speaker, consultant, and author of several books in astronomy, mathematics, statistics, and life in the universe. He is a founder of the company Big Kid Science and has developed a more educational version of the solar system.
My professional activities are guided by a deep personal sense of mission, driven by my belief that our civilization is at a critical juncture in history. The crisis is manifested by symptoms like environmental degradation, explosive population growth, and losses of individual freedom. I maintain that the cause of these symptoms, however, can be traced to the fact that human understanding – and therefore human behavior – has not advanced in step with human knowledge. This discordance between knowledge and understanding is particularly acute in science and technology, and it has grown rapidly over the past century. The problem is familiar in a such areas as nuclear technology, where many of the scientists who developed the atomic bomb were unprepared for the political fallout that followed, and in the field of medicine where scientific advances routinely raise ethical questions. Nevertheless, I believe the problem goes far deeper than generally recognized, especially when we consider the gulf between the knowledge held by specialists and the broad understanding of the public. Indeed, I argue that most people are unaware of basic relationships between humanity and the natural world spawned by our advances in science and technology. The result, I believe, is that most people – including most policy makers – are presently unprepared to confront the significant challenges facing our survival. I am further driven by a sense of urgency, as I believe that continuation of current trends in such areas as population growth, species extinction, resource depletion, and weapons proliferation would lead to a global disaster within my lifetime. If we are to avert this end we must change our course, and our course can be changed only through education. My personal mission, which I intend to carry-out in my career, is to contribute toward the goal of global education with emphasis on promoting understanding of the relationship between humanity and the natural world. The challenge of educating the masses of humanity is daunting, but I have great faith in the human spirit. I imagine the process of education becoming one of a chain reaction, with each small effort multiplied as individuals share their newly gained understanding with others. As we learn to understand our world, I believe that we also will develop the tools that can enable us to secure a peaceful, stable, and prosperous future for centuries to come. It is from this framework that I will develop approaches and programs to be implemented in my career.
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Anonymous Mission Statements
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My mission is to give, for giving is what I do best and I can learn to do better.
I will seek to learn, for learning is the basis for growth, and growing is the key to living. I will seek first to understand, for understanding is the key to finding value, and value is the basis for respect, decisions, and action. This should be my first act with my wife, my family, and my business.
I want to help influence the future development of people and organizations. I want to teach my children and others to love and laugh, to learn and grow beyond their current bounds.
I will build personal, business, and civic relationships by giving, in frequent little ways.
Our Family Mission: No empty chairs.
I live to serve my talents as communicator, artist, and independent businesswoman. I create balance in work, play, and community. I inspire those I interact with.
I want to be the kind of person my dog already thinks I am.
The mission of our family is to create a nurturing place of order, love, happiness, and relaxation, and to provide opportunities for each person to become responsibly independent and effectively interdependent, in order to achieve worthwhile purposes.
About the world
For my beliefs
For my passions
To do good
To be true to myself
The boat, don’t
let the boat rock me
Be a rock
To be humble.
To say thanks to God in some way, every day.
To never react to abuse by passing it on.
To find the self within that does and can look at all sides without loss.
I believe in treating all people with kindness and respect.
I believe by knowing what I value, I truly know what I want.
To be driven by values and beliefs.
I want to experience life’s passions with the newness of a child’s love, the sweetness and joy of young love, and the respect and reverence of mature love.
Finally, to go through life with a smile on my face and a twinkle in my eye.