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Sudbury Schools where the men of the mind learn in freedom.

Educating yourself

Graduate Says:

I didn't really think about getting an education. I didn't understand the idea

of having to artificially "get" an education. I thought that you lived in the

world and you got smarter because every day you were learning. I thought that

there was no way you could get dumber unless you were erasing stuff out of

your brain. It seemed to me that one day you were talking to someone about

one subject and another day you were talking to someone about another, and

eventually you'd get around to all of them.

Outsiders would ask, "What classes do you do?" And you'd think, "Classes? We

don't do classes, you know. Look around. There are no classrooms here."

They'd say, "What did you learn today?" and we'd think, "What did we learn

today? What are you talking about?" Because it wasn't as if you went into the

library and learned your facts for the day. You had a dozen conversations

with people. We weren't learning subject by subject. We were learning in a

much more organic manner. You would be doing a lot of different things and

you would learn them in little bits and pieces that would start adding up to

much bigger pictures. You wouldn't really know where it came from a lot of

the time. By the time you were done learning about something, information was

coming from so many different sources, from books and from people you were

talking to, and from a long drawn out experience, that you had no idea how

you learned it.

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That's what I thought too until I started reading some of the stuff written by the students themselves

I think this is how people make themselves miserable: instead of living their lives according to what they want to do, they try to use some other standards to live their lives. I think people are supposed to be happy. They're not supposed to be unhappy. It's selfish, but I also think it's right.

EDIT: This was in response to softwarenerd's post

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