birthday cakeOne of the dangers of immersing in TOK for long is that it can begin to affect your sense of humour.  You can find yourself laughing aloud at things that nobody around you finds funny.  Take today.  In my email inbox, from a consistently dire news feed, screams the header:  The Future You Don’t Want.  Of course, it’s likely to be the usual prognostications of woe.  But today?  Today is my birthday!  It’s a marker between the past and the future — if I give it that significance!  Should I do it – open the message? “What’s so funny?” asks my husband Theo as I sit laughing over my laptop.  All I can think to sputter back is a past IB TOK title:  “Context is all.”

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