Jens Oliver Meiert

The Teaching Dilemma

Post from September 7, 2015 (↻ May 28, 2019), filed under .

Another dilemma. Maybe we’re here to learn, but is it at all said that we can be taught?

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.

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Jens Oliver Meiert, photo of April 19, 2019.

Jens Oliver Meiert is a technical lead and author (sum.cumo, W3C, O’Reilly). He loves trying things, including in the realms of philosophy, art, and adventure. Here on meiert.com he shares and generalizes and exaggerates some of his thoughts and experiences.

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