The Teaching Dilemma
Post from September 7, 2015 (↻ June 7, 2021), filed under Philosophy.
When we’re here to learn particular lessons, could anyone else really come and tell us what we came to experience?
When experience is the means of learning in this, psycho-physical reality, what does that mean for teaching important life lessons?
Clearly we’re not talking school education here (apart from experiences sought pertaining to school system experience), but working together to learn and grow as people. In other words: If anyone of us “got it,” is it at all clear that that person could transfer and teach his understanding? From what we see with the world’s bodhisattvas, it’s probably not: We may only be able to teach who’s ready to be taught—unless, perhaps we’re only learning from ourselves.
I’m Jens Oliver Meiert, and I’m an engineering manager and author. I’ve worked as a technical lead for Google, I’m close to the W3C and the WHATWG, and I write and review books for O’Reilly. Other than that, I love trying things, sometimes including philosophy, art, and adventure. Here on meiert.com I share some of my views and experiences.
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