Happiness and Learning from Others
I’m already to learn although I don’t always like being taught ~ Winston Churchill
Originally posted November, 2018
Everything around us has an opportunity to teach us, sometimes by example of how to live our lives, unfortunately many times by examples of how not to live our lives. The important to thing is to watch, observe and take the appropriate lessons from what we see. One of the people in my life who continually teaches me is my friend Kim. She’s a person I greatly admire for her intelligence. Now admiring someone for their intelligence is not all that surprising except for the fact that I’m quite egotistical about my intelligence. As arrogant as it may be I rarely meet people I would consider to be smarter than myself. My friend Kim though fits this bill by truly illustrating the idea of multiple intelligences. Kim comes at the world from a completely different angle than I do. I’m very much someone who comes at the things from a hard science, hard logic perspective and for that reason people can at times truly perplex me. It is often at these times, or when I ask her to review something I’ve written, that Kim will knock me flat with her perspective. Her social science, humanistic and human centered approach often seems nearly alien to me in everything but its correctness and illumination.
Watching and learning from this example makes me a better and a happier person, I’m always happiest when I’m improving. A great example of Kim’s genius is a graduation speech she delivered, enjoy it. So look around friends, observe, learn and have a happier day ~ Rev Kane