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How fast do we learn?
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DeadCarp    Posted 06-18-2003 at 23:26:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
How can some people learn faster than others? Did you ever find yourself running ahead of a subject? While we read or see or hear something, we're already formulating a response right? Based on what? Why not just follow along and see how it turns out? Because that would mean taking a chance, wouldn't it? That would involve stepping out from behind our comfortable armor, laying down our shields and and exposing ourselves. That would mean opening up. That would involve accepting the premise that there ARE new things to learn, and we naturally resist that. For all the everyday decisions we make, most of them are based on something we had already learned by age 7. No matter how eloquent the speaker, no matter how fascinating the material being presented, for us to actually absorb a particle of brand new information in its presented form is nearly impossible. I think learning things can be compared to hoeing a weed patch that is suspected to contain some corn. Course, the corn gets often pretty deep by election day :)

Not fast enough..    Posted 06-19-2003 at 07:27:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
..i'm afraid. Talking for myself. Promised I wouldn't 'go there' again. I did. Have one face with only two sides though..

Its raining like mad, and right now I hear some thunders also..:-)


Cindi    Posted 06-19-2003 at 03:37:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Some things truly are predictable, the outcome that is. I think we just get in a hurry to move on and that's what prompts us to make assumptions that we 'know what's coming'. That philosophy has never failed to bite me in the butt.

Also, we are all on different levels of intelligence and experience. You may know tons about one particular subject that I know nothing of or may have experienced something I never have or vice versa.

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