85 percent interviewed for the shame
research could recall a school incident
from their childhood that was so
shaming that it changed how they
thought of themselves as learners.
Approximately half of those
recollections were “creativity scars”.
The research participants could point
to a specific incident where they were
told or shown that they weren’t good at
This helps explain why the fears are so
powerful when it comes to creativity
Vulnerability Without Support = Shame
The Icarus Deception
“For most of us, the problem
isn’t that we aim too high and
it’s just the opposite, we aim
too low and succeed”
(Robinson & Aronica, 2009)
“Who’s problem does ‘deliverology’ solve? The answer is
obvious. It is the politician’s problem. They want to get re-
The politician solving their problem usually involves giving
everyone else new problems. There’s positive feedback
brewing with growing inequalities under the guise of
democracy and ‘freedom’.
Deliverology is an information-oriented approach to politics.
It’s something that wouldn’t be out of place in Orwell’s
“Minitrue”. Fundamentally this “deliverology” looks like
manipulating constraints on the public by the powerful (to
keep them in power) through the medium of information.
Dr Mark Johnson, University of Liverpool
Du Gay, P. and Pryke, M. (2002) Cultural Economy:
Cultural Analysis and Commercial Life. Sage, London.
Prime Minister, Theresa May appointed a former accountant to be Secretary of State for Education.
This is in addition to the appointment of Amanda Speilman, also a former accountant, as Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector
of Education, Children’s Services and Skills (HMCI)
History Repeats: Colonialism
If you wanted to change a culture in a generation, how would you do it?
You would change the way it educates its children. (Schooling the World, 2010)
With Shame Comes Blame
Why So Many Middle Eastern Terrorists
(Gambeta & Hertog, 2009) found pattern of
conservative mindset, relative depravation
along with frustrated expectation of
education promise of employment.
“The bottom line, which may surprise
many people, is that EU immigration has
not harmed the pay, jobs or public
services enjoyed by Britons. In fact, for
the most part it has likely made us better
off.” – Johnathan Wadsworth, London
School of Economics