The 55 Minute Question – S2E5 – Looking For a Path, Not a Shortcut

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.

This week on The 55 Minute Question, Stephen and Cameron discuss the importance of being seen. We remark at the power of being reminded of the child by seeing childhood photos; and wonder about reframing what we see in the context of Dean James Ryan’s 5 Essential Questions. Inspired in part by the power of letters that help us see the humans in front of us, we continue to seek a path, rather than a shortcut to a world improved beyond what it was when we first encountered it.