Do you flip your switch?

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  1. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 8 years ago

    -When you want a light to come on, do you flip the switch to turn the lights on or do you rely on others to flip the switch for you?

    -An explanation, now relate this with thoughts and self learning. Do you flip the switch to learn about yourself or do you depend on others to define who you are?

    1. IdeaMorphist profile image64
      IdeaMorphistposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting, I find I do both in either situation. Depending on the circumstances sometimes I am in control of that switch, other times others get there before me and help me to "see the light"? What a great question to pose, thank you Marine!

      1. marinealways24 profile image60
        marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Great answer. I think both are important in learning. Thanks.

    2. LeslieAdrienne profile image79
      LeslieAdrienneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      There are days when I can't find my switch and serendipitously someone will guide me to it or flip it on for me.....big_smile

      In self-learning you have to be open to believe what you learn about your self and willing to consider the critism of others both lead to a less self-deceived, more reality conscious person who can themselves become a light to others......

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      we are required to be in many different roles due to our realtionships with other people: mother, student, teacher, protector, lover, etc. and from that perspective, other people flip the switches sometimes. but i don't think even that changes who you are to the very core of your being. i know who i am and it isn't defined by roles i have to assume, and i would never allow anyone to define who i am but me.

  2. mikelong profile image71
    mikelongposted 8 years ago

    I flip my own switch....

    I used to wait for others to take initiative...whether turning on lights or finding out information......and I found that I wasn't progressing......

    It is always easier to not do for one's own self.....but I could not deal with realizing that I had no strength or knowledge of my own....

    Times have changed fortunately....

    Now I like to grab the bull by the horns and go along for the ride.....

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Great point on progression. I think self learning can possibly out progress taught learning. Example, I believe I have learned more on my own in a year than I did in 4 years of high school.

      1. LeslieAdrienne profile image79
        LeslieAdrienneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Do you think this is true because your desire to learn is different? Learning theory suggests that in order to maximize learning, the learner must make a personal connection to the content being learned......

        What do you think?

        1. marinealways24 profile image60
          marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I think it partly has to do with having ADD. The topics I have no passion or interest in are almost impossible for me to focus or care about and the topics I have a passion for, I can be close to obsessive compulsive in analyzing and thinking about them. So, I agree with the theory. I think learning comes naturally and willingly for things we have a passion to learn.

  3. tantrum profile image59
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    I'm very flippant.

  4. mega1 profile image77
    mega1posted 8 years ago

    you have to want to know it before it becomes clear!  I just had to clean my glasses to make this clear!

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol I agree. I think a good word for that is passion. The more passion you have for something, the more self motivated you are to learn it.

  5. mikelong profile image71
    mikelongposted 8 years ago

    I definitely agree....

    The inner need to want....to desire to know....

    Marine, it's like looking at the O Course the first time....either you want to find out if you can make it over the first obstacle..and then the second and third....or not..

    But, if given the opportunity...how many would have the inner drive to try it out.....

    While many won't....I think this can be changed.....

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed, good example. On the O course, I think if a person wants and believes it, the passion will overcome the fear in believing they can overcome the course. I think those that give into fear allow themselves to be controlled by fear.

    2. LeslieAdrienne profile image79
      LeslieAdrienneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What is the O course? =l

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    I guess I am a bit of both. I do flip the switch for myself and others do flip the switch for me from time to time without asking or when I ask. it all helps me learn who I am and what I am capable of doing.

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I do the same, but sometimes the fuses blow in my bulb. big_smile

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        Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol hang on let me go get you some new bulbs lol

        1. marinealways24 profile image60
          marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          lol Still have the bulb, just need some new fuses at times. They work sometimes, and sometimes they blow.  Maybe they have a short. big_smile

          1. Cagsil profile image82
            Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            roll

            1. marinealways24 profile image60
              marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              lol Does that mean that you don't have any shorts?

      2. LeslieAdrienne profile image79
        LeslieAdrienneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Exactly ...or the bulb will blow out after about 30 seconds.....

  7. wyanjen profile image80
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    I used to wait...

    ...but the person who finally showed up to do it flipped the wrong switch anyway.

  8. mikelong profile image71
    mikelongposted 8 years ago
  9. Beth100 profile image72
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    No, I have to clap my hands!!! lol

    Hey Marine...just having some fun...be back later with my real thoughts!

 
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