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Acquiring Knowledge

On learning: “Learn as if you were going to live forever, and live as if you were going to die tomorrow.”

John Wooden

In this day and age it is sad to note that many young people do not care very much about learning. I was taught to read books and take an interest in things around you. There is great joy in gaining knowledge and having a passion for life. Every day is a gift, every moment is an opportunity to enjoy this wonderful earth. It was said that Benjamin Franklin had over 4000 books in his personal library. During those days, people would read for hours at a time. To me, reading gives me peace and enjoyment at the same time. Read books on things you enjoy and things you are interested in.

We live in a very diverse nation. There are more cultures in the United States than at any other time in history. This should be a terrific time for us to learn about other cultures. We can learn from each other and respect our different cultures that are all around us. As an educator, I see the students who are reading and the one’s who are not. It is true that knowledge is power and it is good to have knowledge on many different topics. It gives you a great sense of accomplishment and in turn you can share your knowledge with your friends and loved ones. Learning is enjoyable! 


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