I'm in a seminar on democratic education this term. It deals with 1. What is education, done democratically? and 2. What is education in a democratic society?, among many, many other questions.
Monday night's class tasked us each with writing for 5 or so minutes our answers to the following questions:
Where does your orientation to justice come from?
Where does your citizen consciousness come from?
The responses were interesting. But I'm not going to tell you about them until you do this yourself. Really think about it. Write it down. What influenced you? Where did you learn about justice, and what does it mean to you now? What does it mean to you to be a citizen, a part of civil society, and why do you feel that way?