Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Food for Thought


From Rob Brezsny:
There are many examples of highly accomplished people whose early education was problematical. 
Thomas Edison's first teacher called him "addled," and thereafter he was homeschooled by his mother. 
Winston Churchill did so poorly in school he was punished. 
Benjamin Franklin had just two years of formal education. 
As for Einstein, he told his biographer, "My parents were worried because I started to talk comparatively late, and they consulted a doctor because of it." 
What all these people had in common, however, is that they became brilliant at educating themselves according to their own specific needs and timetable. 

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