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Life By Degrees

I've recently had the opportunities to connect with faraway friends with comfortable, unhurried phone visits. What a joy! Although the conversations took place in different languages, some of our topics were the same. We agreed that life is graduate school, that we each have our own doctorates...maybe we each have several! No, we don't have certificates on the wall; instead our knowledge goes with us and stays within us, wherever we may be.

When I see life as school, my perspective on many people, events, and places changes. When I understand that everything makes its way into learning and learning keeps us growing, then I am able to find gratitude in moments I would not think possible to be grateful for.

If you're reading this, my guess is that you, too, have an internal, school-of-life Ph.D. What subject is it in? And are you sharing your learning and wisdom with others? Please do!



Juliana Eaton said…

This post has been absolutely inspirational to me. You are so right - we have to learn everything we can! I think I have a school-of-life Ph.D., but I think giving it a subject defeats the purpose of your beautifully written post! I think the subject is life lessons - those things they just don't teach you in school or college. Like how you should never stop learning.

As Ernest Hemingway has said, "We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master."
Juliana, thank you for your insightful comment. The Hemingway quote is a jewel.

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