Mark Sisson Ancestral Health Symposium, 2011 The Lost Art of Play
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School curriculum - “back to basics”: Cut P.E, Music, Art
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Today: Systematic Cultural Elimination of Play Cuts in Art, Music, Athletic Programs Leave Sour Note in Schools ARTS Arts programs affected by MCCSC budget cuts PHYS ED CUTS MAY LEAVE CHILDREN'S HEALTH BEHIND Sunday, November 20, 2005 HOT TOPICS Music leaders fear school budget cuts Americans: Overworked, Overstressed
We are deeply unsatisfied with more and more, because we are evolved for another lifeway in which material goods do not matter. It seems like our genes don’t know what to make of all our “stuff.” - Art De Vany, Ph.D. American Dream... Or Nightmare?