3 thoughts on “Joy of learning

  1. Beautiful. LyndieLou. Would you mind posting this on my Facebook pages, Robert Fahey, and Edward Fahey. Or would you mind if I did?

  2. Timely! Was discussing this in the gym locker room yesterday. All agreed school is no longer about education, it is a training course. Our children are channelled and moulded to fit the needs of a materialistic society. They emerge with mechanised skills but no education. Their Souls are denied the wisdom of the metaphysical poets, the comfort of classical music and the Heartjoy of great art. Some older souls refind these treasures on their own and through enthusiasm share with their young colleagues who feel that yearning for more. The occasional teacher also breaks the pattern and introduces nuggets of true learning. I saw a teenager carrying ‘Catcher in the Rye’ on the way home. Just maybe …“Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You’re by no means alone on that score, you’ll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You’ll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn’t education. It’s history. It’s poetry.”
    ― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

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