Something To Think About: Mahatma Gandhi

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Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
–Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi has the right idea. Knowledge has no limits!


Something To Think About: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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“Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons, with the greatest for the last.”
–Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow

What is the greatest lesson that you have learned lately?

Something To Think About: Eric Lefkofsky

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Studying doesn’t have to happen in a silo. It can be a social experience. You can engage with your friends and family to find out the answer to a tough question or have someone explain it to you. You can also study anywhere you happen to be and on any device.
–Eric Lefkofsky

As you move through the Summer I session, keep Lefkofsky’s advice in mind. Don’t isolate yourself, Let your learning spread throughout your friends and family.

Something To Think About: Erich Fromm

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Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
–Erich Fromm

Something To Think About: Wynton Marsalis

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I believed in studying just because I knew education was a privilege. It was the discipline of study, to get into the habit of doing something that you don’t want to do.
–Wynton Marsalis

We all know that attending school is a privilege that is denied to many, that we should be thankful that we have the opportunity to learn and grow. Why, then, is it so difficult to develop the discipline to study?