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Anne Dalke's picture

staying in the game

I really, really like this defining of health--and the analogous definition of educational achievement--as "the opportunity to stay in the game." I'll plan to carry that idea back to one of the games I'm playing close by this semester, a College Seminar called Food for Thought.

We've been working there (among other things) @ defining health. What you add to our definition--which had to do with a kind of personal functionality--is the notion of participating in a group activity. What I'd like to add to that is the notion that it's an activity where something new is being made by the group, something an individual mightn't be able to manage on her own....

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