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COURSES AT THE INSTITUTE MUST BE ACTION ORIENTED
There is a difference between meaningful and actionable. We are trying to ensure that all the courses produce knowledge and skills that are actionable. That they are merely understandable, and meaningful is a measurement of the state of ignorance and lack of agency of the student.
Instead, we are trying to produce agency and action as the source of meaning – not meaning given the current life experience and condition of the individual students.
Until the Clinton’s destruction of the military, when you went into the military the first thing they did in boot camp was break your self monitoring and self image so that it could be rebuilt as a soldier by necessity and a warrior if at all possible.
That is the purpose of the institute. Not to provide you comfort in your current state, but to provide you agency in that state that is your full potential.
Western civilization specialized in the social, economic, political, and military production of AGENCY.
And that is our purpose.