quick thought on ‘education’

What do we really learn from more?

Do we learn best when we are in schools or universities  being told what to believe and what work we should do in order to understand something; or do we learn best by following the subjects our hearts take us to in our spare time?

Is an institution filled with ‘experts’ really a learning environment or is maybe: a coffee shop, your house, a forest, at the top of a mountain; a better place to learn?

Do we learn from others or ourselves?

Is an hour in a classroom more informative than an hour with a piece of paper, a pen and your mind?

I’m not going to write answers. If i did, i would just be doing what the teachers or lecturers might do in the second question. Stop and think about the questions, even if you no longer attend any form of education-I include evening and weekend classes as education by the way.

I will write one statement though.

We are always learning.

Music lessons

Learning to express yourself

Through the medium of sound,

Crafted into strong emotions

Those great composers once had found

Songs of love and songs of hate

Are those that become renowned.

The wonder of that first graceful note

 A student learns to play,

A fuel that is more potent

Than the car’s petrol or the cattle’s hay,

No art of expression rivals it

And the feelings it portrays.

With time the screeches disappear

As hard work pays rewards,

Later more naïve notes come alive

When feeling finds itself step forwards,

To flood with joy from keys and strings

The fledgling musician becomes their lord.

English: Interior of a grand piano Intended to...

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