52 Weeks of Gratitude – Education

Author’s Note: Given that Thanksgiving is this week, I thought I’d continue on with this series, even though it’s been a while since I last visited this challenge.

I’m thankful for my God-given curiosity and the fact that, at 44, I’ve never stopped learning about all kinds of things — from bird watching to photography and fabric dying. When something I don’t know much about catches my attention, I tend to go overboard in researching and studying it. I recently started teaching myself Russian and have been surprised that it’s an easier language to learn than English.  I sometimes call myself a “fountain of useless information” but I’m happy to know a little bit about a lot of things. 

5 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Gratitude – Education

  1. “Only the educated are free” (Epictetus) Yesterday in many parts of the world girls are denied any formal education and I often wish these self righteous female demonstrators who can’t wait for the next piece of singular piece of sexist behaviour would start to turn their efforts towards Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, India, Nepal, Pakistan …..

    • I know, right? I think that’s why I don’t consider myself a feminist. I know I have it SO much better than women in most parts of the world. I’d rather work to help others than worry about someone telling a dirty joke or using the word rape in my presence.

      • My wife and I worked for 10 years in Nepal helping young girls go to primary school where discouragement to do so is hideous. The discrimination and mistreatment of women in that country alone should put feminist protester to utter shame, yet collectively they have the power to change things if only they would paint something different on their placards and march on the embassies of Nepal, India, Pakistan etc etc. But, not such easy targets for their virtue signalling methinks? Anyway, nice to meet you, following you and look forward to your posts.

      • Nice to meet you too! I agree. It’s easy to virtue signal and scream at the sky. Much harder to actually do the work where it’s needed. I can’t imagine living in a place where my daughter would have acid thrown in her face or worse because she dared try to learn.

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