In Walking the Bible, Bruce Feiler mentions that the “contemporary methods of learning” were “traveling, talking, and experiencing.” I have only read the first chapter of the book yet, but I have been eager to continue ever since a a friend posted this quotation under one of my previous posts.
A couple of weeks ago, in french class, I had to write an essay in which I talked about myself; my life, desires, hopes, habits and fears.
Ma plus grande angoisse est d’arrêter d’apprendre, et devenez stupide, bête. Je pense que si je lire et apprendre quelque chose tous les jours, je serai bien et satisfait.
On my essay I talked about how much I fear becoming stupid, how I have the constant desire to learn, and that if I can read and learn something everyday, I will be pretty satisfied. And that brings me back to Bruce Feiler’s quotation.
My life for the past years has been a pretty good exemple of how the contemporary methods of learning work. Particularly when talking about self-knowledge. Every time I move away I get a new chance to not only work on my social behavior, understand and explore my points of view, but to also learn about my particular mental states, beliefs, desires, and sensations.
Moving is improving, at least so far.
- Post’s photo: The view from Laura and Augustina’s cabin in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina.