Saturday, December 26, 2015

The Pursuit of Learning Something New

It has been said, "If you catch a fish for a man he will eat for a day, but if you teach him how to fish he will eat for a lifetime."

Galileo said, "You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it himself."

Good writing cannot be taught, it can only be learned. There are two things vital to the teacher-student relationship. The teacher has to know their subject/topic and the student has to be willing to learn. If one of these elements is missing, all efforts are in vain.

Everyone has innate propensities and are not mere blank slates. No one can fill up another individual with whatever knowledge he/she feels that are lacking. The right circumstances, a butterfly will soon emerge and fly off on its "own."

Proverbs 4:5-6 says, "Get wisdom; develop good judgment. Don’t forget my words or turn away from them. Don’t turn your back on wisdom, for she will protect you. Love her, and she will guard you."

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