Daily Stoic Entry #81: Have I Confused Schooling and Education?
March 22nd, 2022
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I haven’t. The difference is in the lessons you learn from experience and by seeking knowledge for yourself. Not because you need to learn it because someone else tells you that you need it just because.
Education lies in proper awareness and reflection. Take what’s useful and discard the rest. Most of what you need to learn in life can’t be learned in the classroom. This much I’ve realized. All my current problems have nothing to do with anything I learned in school. Dating, for example, can’t really be learned and contained in a seminar or lecture, you must do and be out there. This principle is true for the many things in life that make it worth living. Friendships, relationships, meaningful work, fitness, all this is based on the action you take to build it. Not from the knowledge you’ve absorbed from books over the years.
Title prompts are taken from The Daily Stoic Journal by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman.