Who: Periods 1, 2, & 3 only
Set-Up: After completing Lord of the Flies and being introduced to the Stanford Prison Experiment in class before midterm exams, we’ve begun to consider ‘human nature’ as being a complex mixture of good/evil. Clearly the average person will never be as ‘good’ as Simon or as ‘evil’ as Roger, yet we tend to use such literary extremes to consider human instincts/behavior.
During our Skype video conference with Matt Langdon — the founder of The Hero Workshop — on Tuesday, we’ll be discussing 3 things:
- His knowledge of Stanford University professor emeritus Phil Zimbardo – the creator of the Stanford Prison Experiment — a gentleman that Matt Langdon is now working with on an international ‘hero’-based project.
- Considering the Simon vs. Roger question: exploring whether this is the right way to look at human instincts in terms of decisions made in difficult times.
- How ‘average’ people can do ‘heroic’ things in little ways, day after day.
Challenge: Simply offer a thoughtful, detailed reflection on the Skype conversation.
Please note: Matt will read all of your replies. Understandably, he’ll be very interested in your ideas and reactions.