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I was so mortified when she walked toward me and told me to stand up. She asked me what dignity and respect meant to me. To me dignity and respect is having values for yourself. At that moment I would never think that I would be brave enough to talk or think of any of her questions around all those people, but I guess when you are standing with her anyone can be brave to think or talk and that how her powerful wisdom is over people. Susan Russell was awesome; I never met or seen anyone who spoke with such wisdoms, and everyone in the room gave her all their attention. Dignity is more of action than just words. According to Susan Russell “In order for an audience to know what dignity is, a playwright must find its action. Dignity must have a do.” I agree with her theory because it is easy to talk than actually doing something. When you have values, you have your own believes and views of the world. People with dignity do not let people influence their decision. They don’t let anything get in their way once they want to achieve something.
Russell said “current playwrights don’t get a lot of time or a lot of words because attention distances are getting shorter and audiences are becoming less likely to listen. Teachers are sort of like playwrights. They are expected to deliver information and create critical engagements in a listening environment that is shrinking in from all sides. Technology is education’s friend, but technology shrinks language to fit the speed and ease of transmission, and as a result, verbal communication and close listening become less and less part of our cultural experience.” Today people depend so much on technology that we forget humanity and relationships. Susan Russell thought me that having values and communication is the key of…...

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