Re-Learning Learning

Walking the dogs I heard two middle aged ladies talking, one said, “Best time in my life was college because of the sheer joy of learning…I really loved it…” The joy of learning was already undermined for my generation–we didn’t trust the schools as they were “tools of the system”. And I was intellectually lazy so mistrusting the school was convenient. We see the joy of learning in Afghanistan where little girls risk their lives to learn; are so happy when they learn to read…But here, it seems almost unknown. The joy of copying and pasting one’s paper for school is as close as we come now…The joy of learning, however–can be learned!

At this time in my life I have re-learned the joy of learning.


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