edu180atl: hayward mcever 8.8.11
I am currently not a student or teacher or even a parent of a student, but I will be a parent in October! I am 31 and have no other degrees to pursue in my future. It’s definitely a weird place to be after spending so many years in school striving toward the next grade/level. However, I would not state that I am no longer learning. There is so much more to learn about other things, such as people, once your formal schooling is done.
I found myself this past weekend actually reading an epic poem by Virgil and had to laugh for a moment. What was I doing!? What is it that causes people to desire to continue learning after their scheduled schooling is done? Why do we want to keep learning and grow in knowledge? Is it just to impress people at the next Trivia game?
I would suggest it is to know ourselves more and understand the world around us. It gives us new perspectives and wisdom of how other people think and approach situations. We then in turn examine how we ourselves view the world and our place in it.
Much of my current learning comes from reading, something I didn’t really do until 5 years or so after college. It seems like the more I read the more wisdom I gain. The answer to what I am learning today? We are never done learning and reading is one key to growth. Pick up a book today!
About the Author: Hayward McEver is a husband and future parent. He is an avid Braves, UNC and UGA fan and enjoys reading the paper and part of a book each day.