Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Eric Hoffer on Learning

"The beginning of thought is in disagreement — not only with others but also with ourselves.

"The central task of education is to implant a will and a facility for learning; it should produce not learned but learning people. The truly human society is a learning society, where grandparents, parents, and children are students together."

"In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists."

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This has been on my radar for a few days now. Dangerously Irrelevant Blog has posted a few times, and as a subscriber, I have been keeping up with it - what a wonderful tool it is, an RSS aggregator, in my case, Google Reader! Makes a world of difference. If you don't have RSS subscriptions yet, do it now, and really get a life, both professionally and personally. Saves time, nails it on the head, good stuff - anyway, back to the original thought I came here with. Here is the post from that blog , and Think Big has been attracting lots of attention. So, let's have a book group, and read it. Will it change our lives? Will we be comfortable with discomfort, will we think big?