Happiness is like a cat. If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you. It will never come. But if you pay no attention to it and go about your business, you’ll find it rubbing up against your legs and jumping into your lap.
~ William Bennett Former US Secretary of Education
Photo credit – Mary Bird
Learning about learning has led to learning about the brain. It seems that learning in later life – as in earlier parts of life – involves neural pathways. Growing new neural pathways is possible well into adult life. We know this because of the plasticity of the brain. It’s plastic?
The process of writing can be a powerful tool for self-discovery. Writing demands self-knowledge; it forces the writer to become a student of human nature, to pay attention to his experience, to understand the nature of experience itself. By delving into raw experience and distilling it into a work of art, the writer is engaging in the heart and soul of philosophy – making sense out of life.
~ Georg Buehler