"Every man (person) is my teacher in that I may learn from him (them)."
June 3, 2008 2:09am CST
Such a simple statement, yet so powerful! How do you feel about it? I saw it many years ago on some TV show featuring a man with Down Syndrome. He had it on his wall. It made such an impact on my life that I haven't forgotten it to this day. We can all learn from each and every person because everyone has something unique to offer. The most severely mentally challenged, the tiniest preemie, the oldest human on earth; each contributes something to our world. That statement made me see every single human being in a new perspective, and my life is better because of it. Have you ever learned something you never thought you would from a most unexpected source?
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3 Jun 08
This is one of life's lesson I try to instill in my children. It is one my mother lived by, and she passed it on to me. I know there is so much out there available for me to learn, and each person I encounter has a portion of that. I can only obtain this portion if I allow myself to learn from anyone, and anything!!
4 Jun 08
I strongly agree. I lived my life learning from other people. Everything I do, the way I think and act came form different people. Starting from my parents and sister, my relatives and friends, even my enemies in the past, and everyone I meet or get to know... That is the reason why I came to love other people's thoughts and insights. I learn a lot from people, and here in myLot, each and every individual here is unique and has his/her own way of thinking. We can learn from other people and these people can learn from us too. It is a beautiful "give and take" relationship between every individual.
3 Jun 08
This is true.There can be three types of learning.One is you learn from your own or others' mistakes.The second is you learn from other people positively-their attitudes,knowledge etc.The third type is when you observe certain people and learn how not to be like them.Even that is learning.
6 Jun 08
Hi There, There is an awful lot of truth in that statement. There is no question that something can be learned from every person in the world. Whether it be skills, ideas or emotions, people have a way of teaching and inspiring others. I also believe that we often learn what not to do by others. I would prefer to focus on the positive, but either way we are still learning. cheers,