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joanaLost unicorn trying to be kind
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Learning

Learning is too often considered memorizing chunks of information that was debitated by a professor for an hour or so.

Learning is too often considered memorizing chunks of information that was debitated by a professor for an hour or so. Absolutely not. Learning is not that.

Learning is too often considered memorizing chunks of information that was debitated by a professor for an hour or so. Absolutely not. Learning is not that. Not this.

To learn is to build, to construct the shelves of you knowledge on the things you see and experience.

Reading, writing, observing others, teaching others. All this is to learn, not merely listening to someone else's take on life, but to live it.

To acquire knowledge, skills and expertise is something you will do your entire life. Some technical, some personal.

Understanding people and your relations with them, looking through their eyes so far beyond to the point you see them as a fellow human.

A singe touch from the person you care the most can teach more than a thousand conversations with them.

This is what we don't learn in classrooms, connection to yourself and to others.

In my life, I have learned some of the most important lessons listening to music,

overflowing with so much meaning and emotion filled experiences, that takes us into a different place;

reading books that sing of exciting adventures and explore our innermost thougths and emotions,

those that teachers are not comfortable talking about.

And the most important thing that the very commonly called learning doesn't teach us

is how to love, how to be kind and have compassion.

Speaking from my point of view and experiences, as a little kid and a teenager, I needed to be taugth how to love myself.

Makes for a much harder beginning of life having to figure out by yourself how to love every aspect of you.

And this kind of learning is the one I really needed, as I can imagine all of us do.

"Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."

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