The whole and its parts

The whole & its parts

Learned with ease

The bad news is, that something learned with ease probably didn’t matter much.

You might still like what you’ve learned and that is wonderful.

But it doesn’t mean that everything else you’ll learn will be comfortable or easy.

Just like the toddler who learns to walk, most learning involves setbacks and frustrations.

You can see them as obstacles and decide to suffer or that it is too much.

You can see it as new information you’ll be able to use on your way forward.

Thomas A. Edison described it like this:

But the student will find that experience is the best teacher. The reason why I get along with comparative ease now is because I know from experience the enormous number of things that won’t work. For instance, I start on a new invention to-morrow. From the great number of experiments I have made, and the vast amount of information I have stored up, I am saved a great deal of time and trouble in not having to travel over barren ground.

So maybe there is a way to learn with ease?

It’s all a matter of perspective.


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