Phases of Education and The Importance of UN-learning

The chief object of education is not to learn things but to unlearn things. – G. K. Chesterton

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It wasn’t until I got to college that I really began to wake up to the idea that I didn’t know things.

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As I progressed through college I – luckily – learned that there were many, many, many things I did not know.

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Now that I am older I am realizing that there are many things that I do, or don’t do, because of things I “know,” that don’t serve me.

I now get to unlearn things that have been holding me back and keeping small.

It is this “third” education that has the most to teach.

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Where are you stuck or small? What do you need to un-learn?

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