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We need to study to become who we are, and so far, that hasn’t always been the case. Learning to learn is one of the main reasons students are so successful and in college. And yet, we are still being told that learning is something that students should be able to do with just a few years of study.

We need to study to become who we are, and so far, that hasn’t always been the case. Learning to learn is one of the main reasons students are so successful and in college. And yet, we are still being told that learning is something that students should be able to do with just a few years of study.Well, one reason is that there are so few jobs for college students. A lot of jobs require a certain physical build (like a certain height), and the ones that don’t (like a certain amount of education) tend to require a certain number of years of study. I don’t mean to say its hard to learn, just that there are fewer jobs that we can use the skills we learn.

We need to study to become who we are, and so far, that hasn’t always been the case. Learning to learn is one of the main reasons students are so successful and in college. And yet, we are still being told that learning is something that students should be able to do with just a few years of study.Well, one reason is that there are so few jobs for college students. A lot of jobs require a certain physical build (like a certain height), and the ones that don’t (like a certain amount of education) tend to require a certain number of years of study. I don’t mean to say its hard to learn, just that there are fewer jobs that we can use the skills we learn.One of the biggest problems with this line of thinking is that it assumes that we can just learn and do it. Sure we can learn and learn and learn. But like most things we can learn, it becomes less and less important that it be done in a certain order. As a result it becomes less and less important to just learn a bunch of stuff. It becomes more and more important to learn things that will get us jobs, and thus become a tool we use to get them.

We need to study to become who we are, and so far, that hasn’t always been the case. Learning to learn is one of the main reasons students are so successful and in college. And yet, we are still being told that learning is something that students should be able to do with just a few years of study.Well, one reason is that there are so few jobs for college students. A lot of jobs require a certain physical build (like a certain height), and the ones that don’t (like a certain amount of education) tend to require a certain number of years of study. I don’t mean to say its hard to learn, just that there are fewer jobs that we can use the skills we learn.One of the biggest problems with this line of thinking is that it assumes that we can just learn and do it. Sure we can learn and learn and learn. But like most things we can learn, it becomes less and less important that it be done in a certain order. As a result it becomes less and less important to just learn a bunch of stuff. It becomes more and more important to learn things that will get us jobs, and thus become a tool we use to get them.This is one of those things that is a bit of a paradox. Most of us have been trained from a young age that we have to learn things in a certain order. At the very least we have to learn how things work. But we also need to know how to use them to get things done. For instance, the ability to find and retrieve an object is useful and necessary. But it comes at a cost.

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