The 55 Minute Question – S2E4 – Leaving Our Tools Behind

By Cameron Jones

The 55 Minute Question is a show inspired by questions, and the thinking that follows them. It is a show that is loosely inspired by a quote attributed to Einstein: that to solve a problem, spend 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, and the remaining 5 minutes on the solution. The 55 Minute Question is a show that believes what education needs now, more than ever, is big ideas and a space to try them on. Because as Chris Phillips writes in Socrates Cafe, and Gord Downie sang, “life is not a dress rehearsal.” This is our life.

In this week’s episode of “The 55 Minute Question”, Stephen and Cameron discuss a question from the previous week: why are we driven the way we are? What does it mean to “be seen” in the context of contribution? If our frames of reference, our world view, are tools, do they enable us or weigh us down? And if they weigh us down, do we know enough to drop them before it’s too late?