Learning as By-Product

Sebastan Fiedler picked another great quotation. E. Matusov:

“… dialogue, nirvana, happiness, and learning (and teaching) are not goal-directed activities. They cannot be designed. …”

I want to remix this with a link to Stephen’s blog post contrasting Transmission and Induction, and with a quote from “The Master and his Emissary” by Iain McGilchrist (RSA Animate summary):

“Happiness and fulfilment are by-products of other things, of a focus elsewhere — not the narrow focus on getting and using, but a broader empathic attention.”

(P. 436, in the Section “Could the left hemisphere succeed according to its own criteria?”, or at 1:24:00 in this great talk.)

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