Having come finally to the conclusion that the more I learn the less I know. Having traveled around the world. Seen things that were beautiful beyond description, and having seen things that were more horrible than anyone should see or experience, I have to believe that I have been able to learn something from them. Whether they were good or bad, that is for my next life to decide.
Now in later life and having graduated from High School, I now know that I really didn’t apply myself to try to understand what they were trying to teach me. Luckily I also went to University courses where I learned to be a computer programmer (which I loved beyond most things) and was successful in my career.
It was while I was taking the courses that I started to learn how little I knew. Since then I have become an avid reader of different styles of writing to think that there was another way to look at the world and the people around me. This also caused me to look back upon my own journey’s and experiences. To see what I really learned from the people and places that I saw and communicated with.
Now my view of the world has changed and my sight is showing me that there is no pure black or white. There are only other colors with a touch of grey in-between everything. Even now with the people on the North African coast revolting against their long time leaders there are always two sides. Which is right and which is wrong we try to decide now, but it will only be history and those who write it, will be saying which side is which.
My reading subject list has become larger and larger, and all because of my background and experiences. I love computers which led to Science Fiction to new types of aircraft to space travel and space transportation and propulsion. Now my new-found knowledge has led me to know that I do not know enough about Mathematics and Physics and Chemistry and how they are linked and still a subject by themselves. It has, to me, been because the computers have become smaller, faster, and easier to use then when I started programming the large IBM‘s in 1978.
Having so many things to study with a limited amount of knowledge will keep me busy for many a year, even though I know that every day brings me that much closer to the time that I will die. But, like Einstein, I hope that I will not stop learning until my life stops.
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- Thoughts On A Learning Network (educationinnovation.typepad.com)
- Your school can pilot the new AP CS Principles course (gasstationwithoutpumps.wordpress.com)
- Academic Learning vs.. Experiential Learning (socyberty.com)
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- Turn Up the Learning (jackhartmann.wordpress.com)