-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?
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!
Great answer. I think both are important in learning. Thanks.
There are days when I can't find my switch and serendipitously someone will guide me to it or flip it on for me.....
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......
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.
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.....
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.
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?
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.
you have to want to know it before it becomes clear! I just had to clean my glasses to make this clear!
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.
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.....
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.
What is the O course? =l
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.
I do the same, but sometimes the fuses blow in my bulb.
lol hang on let me go get you some new bulbs
lol Still have the bulb, just need some new fuses at times. They work sometimes, and sometimes they blow. Maybe they have a short.
Exactly ...or the bulb will blow out after about 30 seconds.....
I used to wait...
...but the person who finally showed up to do it flipped the wrong switch anyway.
No, I have to clap my hands!!!
Hey Marine...just having some fun...be back later with my real thoughts!
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