為什麼要上學?你學到更多?變得更好的人嗎?

乍看這個問題會覺得這個問題問得沒什麼道理,答案顯而易見,有什麼好問?

但是,我們一輩子到高中畢業上了十二年的學校,到大學畢業上了十六年的學,而今愈來愈多人甚至待在學校超過二十年的歲月,拿到碩士、博士,我們花這麼多年的時間在求學,而我們真的好好想過這個問題,知道自己為什要上學嗎?

學習,是一個人主動經歷的歷程
上學,是為了學習──這是多數人想到第一個答案,這是求知的目的。但是,學習,是一種歷程。為了學習,人需要不被打擾,需要給予充足的時間去探索。當一個人決心想要學習時,他是會想辦法排除學習的障礙只為學習。學習,是一個人主動經歷的歷程,而不是一個透過他人的力量讓自己完成學習的歷程。

6/17 (五) 思,英語討論會: Guilt 罪惡感

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So, there are two men in a hospital room. One guy has to lie down most of the time, but has to sit up for an hour every day to have his lungs drained. The other guy has to lie flat on his back the whole day. He’s not allowed to move because of a back injury that has to heal. Of course the two men begin talking because there’s very little else for them to do. They talk about their lives, their feelings, what brought them to the hospital. They become good friends. The guy who has to have his lungs drained once a day is by the window. When he sits up, he tells stories about everything he sees outside, there’s a big park and a view of the shining city behind. He tells about the lovers sitting by the pond, the families playing on the grass, the colors of the flowers and the sky. Soon this becomes the favorite time of day for both of them.