Opps, two postings this morning, enjoy both!The motto of tiny Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, the place where I spent the better part of a decade completing a four year college degree is Fiat Lux, or Let There Be Light. My first semester there I was assigned to a class that was an introduction to the interdisciplinary humanities - the topic was the struggle between logic and emotion - it was approached through literature, philosophy, history, art (including film) culture, anthropology, and science. To say the class was enlightening is an understatement, it opened my eyes and stretched my mind in ways I never dreamed possible. The class challenged my perception and understanding of the world and life. It helped ignite my desire for adventure, exploring and learning. At times I need to be reminded of the value of exploring new things, of challenging my views and understanding of the world. I wish more of life was as effective as that class in opening my world and allowing the light to shine.
Describe a class where you learned, how to learn.
I never learned how to learn. Stuff just sticks with me until I don't need it. Trivial knowledge about this and that, I'm good with. Serious stuff, not so much.ReplyDelete
Your writing shows that you are very creative and well read.Delete
Well aren't you sweet! My baby sister always says that if we'd had even a little nurturing at home, we could've gone places :) I'm actually where I want to be, satisfied and happily content.Delete
PHL 301 - logic, junior year of college. it amazes me how illogical many people are today. "yeah, I can fit a 20x20x20 object in an 18x18x18 box". "donald dump is a great president".ReplyDelete
I took an Logic class at Rollins, aced it. I love the fallacy of the undistributed middle.Delete
I never had such an inspiring, eye opening class. And as I think about it, I never did learn how to learn. If something interested me, I learned. If something didn’t interest me, i coasted through it. I learn more now than I did then because I find just about everything interesting now.ReplyDelete
Life is a learning experienceDelete