As I rush to graduation, it’s tempting to feel like my learning is coming to its end. It’s comforting to embrace the thought I will have acquired the all knowledge I need to survive in a marketplace that is always changing, always moving.
But you could read that sentence and know it’s not true. It’s a naive, silly point of view. The truth of the matter is, education isn’t a phase, it’s a lifestyle, even if it’s not done in a school setting. It is never completed, it is only added to.
In college, we often worry about cumulative exams (because they’re a pain). But honestly, shouldn’t all our experiences be cumulative? If the human brain was unable to build on the lessons gathered from day to day, I wouldn’t be here right now. Neither would you. The species would have died out.
That may be going a little off the deep end, but that side of the pool is worth venturing into now and again. (Bam! Metaphor’d).
On a completely unrelated note (and by that I mean a note more closely knitted to this topic than macaroni to cheese), I started watching the Boy Meets World series for the first time in my life a few weeks ago. This was the quote that got me hooked.
“Education is not about obscure facts and little test scores. Education is about the overall effect of years of slow absorption, concepts, philosophies, approaches to problem solving.” -Mr. Feeny (of course)
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