Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible ~ the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
When I was four years old they tried to test my IQ, they showed me this picture of three oranges and a pear. They asked me which one is different and does not belong, they taught me different was wrong.
When it comes to environments in which people live, work, and learn try thinking of creating not a ‘culture' but a ‘biosphere.' By definition, the biosphere is the part of the earth's crust that supports life. The concept of a ‘biosphere' has to do with subscribing to an ethic that goes beyond ‘culture.' It promotes individuality, creativity, imagination, inspiration, respect, understanding, awareness, and above all - peace.