There is so much I must still learn

Things I need to know

But no-one can teach me

Because I cannot be taught

I learn from experience

Through sights and sounds

Through action and emotion

What is written in textbooks

Will never be teachable to me

I have to see it

Hear it

Do it

Feel it


And I am learning

Every day

Discovering things I never knew

Like my triggers

And the way I respond

Things you will not find in books

Or be taught in a classroom

But can only learn

By living


  1. Beautiful and so true. As a former professor, I realized that no amount of information would help the students who have not learned that their education is truly in their own hands. I am just a vessel used. They have to be willing to take action and risks. Great post.

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