Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Creating Your Masterpiece

Why do we learn:

  • English - to communicate information to ourselves, family, friends, community...
  • Math - to communicate information to ourselves, bankers, IRS, investments, nuclear physicists, astronomers...
  • Art - to communicate information to ourselves or others that requires a self descriptive language. Poetry, movies, paintings, colour...
  • Languages - to communicate information to ourselves or others that requires a specific language. Programmers, Accountants, Electricians, Realtors, Environmentalists...

Learning then provides us with tools we can use just like an easel, paints and canvas are for a painter and applies equally to our inner selves as it does to what we do in the world. If our life is our canvas then we can paint a wall or a masterpiece. The choice is ours.

What are you learning? What are you painting?

3 conversations:

S. Camille Crawford said...

I wish I could convince my daughter that learning is the path to a good life. Unfortunately, some people don't feel that they can have any influence on the outcome of their lives. To them, learning seems to just be a chore. Maybe only after the results of learning can be seen to pay off, will they be convinced...

As for me, well I'm a sponge, LOL!

Thank you for your wise advice yesterday... I learned something from it. I learned that my 'friend' was possibly seeing something that was bigger than I could imagine. When I looked at it that way I was suddenly struck by how much he possibly felt for me. It challenged my assumption about how lovable I think I am or thought I was. Communication is the canvas of choice for the creation of my masterpiece.

Peter Haslam said...

Thanks for the comment Camille. I like your choice of canvas.

pacific grove homes said...

Some people have totally given up on learning. It is good to learn and be good in something at least if not perfect.