14 Sep Continual Learning
Since “not all knowledge has the same value,” and “what we learn becomes a part of who we are,” it seems to reason that we should learn those things that have the highest value, and thus we would become more valuable ourselves.
I love these quotes for the insight and simplicity:
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela
“Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin
William Glasser said, “We learn: 10% of what we Read. 20% of what we Hear. 30% of what we See. 50% of what we See and Hear. 70% of what we Discuss. 80% of what we Experience. 95% of what we Teach Others.”
“Intelligence plus character, that is the goal of true education.” Martin Luther King, Jr
We’ve probably all had interactions with what we thought were some of humanity’s greatest members and some of it’s most deplorable. The difference, generally speaking, has to do with knowledge gained and character developed, or not. When we make the pursuit of character and knowledge of equal importance, we truly become much more. More powerful in our influence with others, more powerful in our ability to solve problems and increase our capacity, more able to better serve those around us, and more like the great examples that have touched our own lives. Let it be our goal to continually learn throughout our lives and thus become more than we are day after day.
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The video segments we shared (in the video mashup) at the September Event are in their entirety below: