Learning is like glitter…

Have you ever been present when there’s glitter thrown around or opened a card containing the some of the shiny stuff? It gets everywhere. Some of it lands on you where you can see it; some of it lands on the floor; and some of it, despite your best efforts to sweep it all up and throw away, is found later hidden in some pocket or crease in your clothing.

What if we imagined that learning is similar to having glitter tossed about us?

When we try to learn something it often seems that too much information has been thrown about, and that much of it lands on the floor and is wasted. We might have picked up a couple of bits of information, like the glitter that lands on us visibly, but after we process that information (cleaned up and vacuumed the floor) we might think that we learned all that we could at the time.

But like glitter, some of that information gets lodged in some cranny of our brains without our knowing it, and is likely to resurface at some time in the future.

Be on the lookout for those random glittery bits of information. And be confident that more will surface in time.

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8 Responses to “Learning is like glitter…”

  1. tridrles Says:

    Excellent! Thank you Les

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  2. David Robin Says:

    Rhan, I really like both the content and the graphic design of the newsletter/essay.

  3. conniekatsura Says:

    Dear Rhan,
    The wisdom you impart through your analogies is profound and long-lasting. Thank you! I love this one on “glitter” and feel it would be lovely in poetic form as well. The previous one on studs in the wall is a unique way of conveying your meaning. That class sounds fascinating!

  4. Phil Lenihan Says:

    Great to see you back. I thought of you and the SC folks yesterday an was going to drop you a line. Cheers! Phil

    On Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 8:06 AM All In Good Time wrote:

    > Rhan Wilson posted: ” Have you ever been present when there’s glitter > thrown around or opened a card containing the some of the shiny stuff? It > gets everywhere. Some of it lands on you where you can see it; some of it > lands on the floor; and some of it, despite your best effo” >

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