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Change your thoughts and you change your world. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

Context Maintenance

Our daily lives consist of many different environments… a family environment, the school environment, our place of work, training, religion, …etc. Context and environment can be regarded - within the AltanaESP setting - as synonyms which implies the operational and functional areas of our life in which we need to interact, develop, establish and sustain harmonious relationships, allowing us to sustain a meaningful and purposeful life.

Environments are the “places or habitats” (i.e. a specific time and space) in which we - by choice - might deliver our contribution to make life just a bit more bearable - for ourselves and those around us - than it was before. Sadly though, the opposite is also possible, we might deliver - also by choice - a contribution to our present environment that might make thing quite unbearable for ourselves and those around us.

However, things isn't always as simple as it may appear at first glance. When we want to establish, obtain and maintain a harmonious environmental fit, the eventual “harmony” of our interactions not only depends on the power of now; but also on the “health” of our personal umwelt. Thus, in the NOW everything may seem to be working fine, but our umweltOur beliefs, points of view, perspectives, attitudes, mindset, unconscious motives, feelings, emotions, experiences, …etc. impact on our current reality, which can either nourish, enhance, prevent or demolish productive interactions and a harmonious environmental fit.

Different environments require different responses from us, as “dictated” by the contextThe circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood. of that particular environment to sustain a harmonious environmental fit and maintain a healthy balance in live.

Context Matters!

For example: The teaching methodology of primary school learners should focus on mastering basic learning skills,Reading, writing and arithmetic. , rather than focusing on developing expert mathematical abilities, as the case would be with secondary school learners. Which in turn, would also differ significantly from a learning environment on a college or university level.

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