She made a compromise. The computer system was compromised. They were caught in a compromising position. A compromise, by it’s very nature, means that someone made concessions or some thing loses value. The Free Dictionary offers this definition:
To reduce the quality, value, or degree of something.
It seems that somewhere between my “Edupunk for Hire” post and tonight, I decided that I had to compromise on what I want in my education and career. I lost my way. Rather than trust the process of self-directed learning, I really began to think that I could only work within existing programs, and that tweaking to make them fit would work well enough. Essentially, this was a fear-based decision driven by my need to have a place and plan.
I hereby re-commit to the process of personalized learning. I believe that my best educational choice is self-directed. I will trust the process. If you hear me talking crazy compromise again, would you remind me of this promise?
Thank you, Monika Hardy @monk51295 , for the much needed wake-up call this evening.