Sunday, December 17, 2023

The 17th thing I learned again in 2023 -- I have so much to learn

Poem by the Don
Acrylic on canvas (diptych)
36 x 48 inches
Barbara Muir © 

One thing I know for sure, is that I have so much to learn.
Something I've been trying for the last couple of years is 
learning how to say thank you in -- get this 7,139 official
world languages. In Canada there are 2 official languages --
English and French.  I have taught English writing and 
Business writing, and Presentation.  But in French despite
taking French in school from kindergarten on, I can
understand, but not speak it at all well.

So that's one thing -- language.  Then there is learning about
the many different cultures of people I teach who have lived
around the world.  If you do travel, you know that if you 
haven't visited a place, you don't know it. You can see
1,000 pictures of the Eiffel tower, and not know how it
looks in real life when you visit it, or drive by it in a taxi,
or see it as you sail down the Seine on a tour boat. So
different.  But we can read, and study and see films and 
speak with people to learn about the places we may never

Learning is essential if we are going to fix humanity's
disruptive behaviour, and save the planet.

Have a loving what you're learning day.

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