The Psychology of the Integral Society
Laitman Kabbalah Publishers
Publication date: August 2011
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)
Consisting of a number of back-and-forths between the authors, "The Psychology of the Integral Society" posits that competition in education (and life) is unnecessary and destructive. According to their philosophy, we should be working to lift everyone up, not encouraging people to excel over one another. In addition to their rejection of competition, Anatoly Ulianov and Michael Laitman believe in educating our children about the realities of life (including the negative) and focusing beyond classroom academics.
The Psychology of the Integral Society presents a revolutionary approach to education. In an interconnected and interdependent world, teaching children to compete with their peers is as "wise" as teaching one's left hand to outsmart its peer, the right hand. An integral society is one in which all the parts contribute to the well-being and success of the society. The society, in turn, is responsible and cares for the well-being and success of its elements, thus forming co-dependence. In a globalized and integrated world, this is the only sensible and sustainable way to live. In this book, a series of dialogs between professors Michael Laitman and Anatoly Ulianov sheds light on the principles of an eye-opening approach to education. Absence of competition, rearing through the social environment, peer equality, rewarding the givers, and dynamic makeup of group and instructors are only some of the new concepts introduced in this must-have book for all who wish to become better parents, better teachers, and better persons in the integrated society of the 21st century.