On Being Your Own Teacher

14 thoughts on “On Being Your Own Teacher”

  1. Love this post, you had me gasping in astonishment at your wisdom. And yes, you can smile :>) I have always concentrated on self learning, teaching and development in order to feel to very much at home in my own skin. Ever since my early twenties I’ve been reading and learning in connection to this and can’t really understand how other people can seem not inclined too. Perhaps it is related to creativity and being a creative person, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

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    1. Thank you. You’re very sweet. I am smiling. 😊 I’ve always been that way, too. I think it’s probably an intelligence/personality/creativity thing (I’m guessing.). It takes a certain kind of person to have the desire to learn, the kind of spirit that seeks out those experiences, and the ability to synthesize information in new ways. Something to be grateful for, maybe 🙂

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  2. I like that you read. It’s funny I took the classes to read critically, comparative literature, and then switched to philosophy and criminal science. So, I went from an opinion, to no opinion, to only truths.

    When you see people in real life are they like you or do you stand out?

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      1. Asking hard questions makes us weird. There are much worse ways to be 😊 It’s strange, I am often taken for being younger than I am and am prone to receiving “side eyes” whenever I open my mouth and sound like I am saying something that should be beyond my years.

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      2. There’s nothing wrong with being older. That’s what I would tell my younger self. Grow. Not necessarily grow up but, grow. Get fat. Skinny. Do stuff. Drink. Sober up. Be selfish. Selfless.

        The wisdom of experience is connecting the dots and knowledge are just, facts.

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      3. Yep, you’ve got to live. I hunt for experiences, adventures, etc. I wish I could be everything at once…maybe wisdom is knowing that you can’t be and that life is about finding meaning beyond that.

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      4. That’s all true. To be or not to be. Life’s meaning, ha. The universal phenomenon that Einstein could not crack. I think, it has to do with what we’re connected too, that we’re all connected, and understanding the chain. Just like the first writer pointed out about drops and oceans. Waves, are just chains of drops. Mostly, the climate and our experiences create our successes as writers or, not. It’s strange to pickup a hobby you’ll never be known for or actually good at but writing and learning is much like masturbation. With your clothes on.

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      5. Oh, no worries! There was only a delay in my reply because work has me sidetracked (or should it be the other way around?) I appreciate the compliment, and I enjoy our banter, as well! 🙂 But you’re right, we don’t do it to be famous. I only know that if I didn’t write/learn/create, I don’t know that I would survive.

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      6. Agreed. Had a similar conversation with an artist in Salt Lake. We determined everyone is an artist. Lack of community from commodities limits personal expression. Individualism is currently popular to monetize the need for artistic expression. In short, we are indie because we buy the $700 purse falling short of that need for expression.

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