Friends Contribute To Learning

Have you ever considered the relationship between frienship and learning?
REACT…to old friendships, inspired me to consider the contributions of friendship to learning.

All I know today is as a cummulative result of the virtues I picked from both experiences and relationships through the ages.
Friends contribute a lot to our learning. Sometimes, through their sacrifices or commitment, at other times, through their negligence or self-centredness. But we learn all the same.
Sometimes we loose contact, but we hold them precious in our memory.
Friends definitely contribute to our learning.
What are your considerations about friendship?
Do you think that friendships have affected your skills, attitude, methods, reasoning or behaviour in any way?
Do you usually consider the relationships you keep and their effects on your values or the type of things you learn?

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Friends Contribute To Learning

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About teeceecounsel

Who am I really? Can that be defined yet? Probably by the time I'm long gone and all the pieces of my activities are compiled and analysed then you can know what you want to know about me. Meanwhile, I write. Not because I love writing but because I love people. I love to care and love to share. I'm a deep thinker and I love to believe in the impossible. The ideal is attainable and a shot at it must be given. Don't say 'It won't work' rather ask 'how will it work? Nobody is ever doomed unless they made the choice. To resist good and to adopt evil is already doom. To loose hope is to choose doom but to believe that every step is a passing phase leading towards your hope is to choose progress. I may go on and on but my posts say it all. I don't force you to agree, I only say enjoy!
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14 Responses to Friends Contribute To Learning

  1. it was hard for me to accept but I do nurture friendships that nurture me, that grow and evolve with me, that show me the right way or keep me company when I’m going down the wrong way acting as a lifeline that’ll pull me back just in time before I fall… i felt I was supposed to embrace everyone equally and dedicate as much time and effort to all even those that don’t reciprocate… until I read somewhere a quote by Mark Twain: “keep away from people that try to belittle your ambitions. small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you can be great too.” I learned my lesson!

    • Life is a process and we keep learning lessons all the way.
      At every point in time we do the things that we consider best. Sometimes, our best considerations loose their ranks as other considerations take precedence on the priority scale.
      The kind of friends we keep have a massive role to play on the kind of attitudes we’ll manifest in the future.
      Evaluating relationships and associating according to placement has helped me a lot.
      It is beautiful to see that a beautiful teacher like you also passed through a learning process. 🙂

      • Oh Teecee, remember my motto: I teach to learn… And I learn to try and justify what I preach …. and only the experience I get in my learning process can give me the confidence I need to go back and speak about what I have learned… And I have learned that true friends are like family that we get to choose 🙂

    • What a beautiful learning cycle you have generated with your motto!
      Sometimes I wonder if you ever know how much of a genius you are.
      You have comfortably linked learning to teaching and preaching. Experience and process to confidence… And you have discovered the power of friendship.
      You make me proud, my friend. 🙂

      • Sometimes I wonder if I won’t go crazy from thinking so much…sometimes I wonder if you will be the only person with whom I’ll have these conversations which are food for the mind and soul…sometimes I wonder if my students aren’t faking interest…although, I am sure that they must feel a bit of wonder when they listen to me go a step or two deeper into a seemingly mundane topic, when I ask them questions that appear profound and they find that they do have the answers… I see myself as part of a wonderful virtuous cycle of learning and teaching, in which I am both the teacher and the student and they are also both my teachers and my students 🙂

      • Sometimes doubts creep in, that’s because we’ve still got flesh.
        Sometimes there is perfect resonance from a stranger or a kid; there’s certainly a divine link.
        Faith keeps us going when facts are not on our side.
        We won’t give room for fear, neither will we doubt.
        This world can be a better place, we’ve got to do our parts.
        Live up to our ideals and inspire others to do same.
        We may not have all the answers but someday we certainly will.
        The journey of a thousand steps is taken one step at a time.
        Carry on my dear, you mean so much to me! 🙂

      • Thank you Teecee! 🙂 you are the personification of Mark Twain’s quote…”the really great make you feel that you can be great too.” That is a gift and I am one of the lucky people with whom you are sharing it!!

      • That is precisely who you are, Alexandra. You just described your personality. You always make me feel great with the words you share and all the things you have done, despite the fact that we’ve never met.
        I can imagine how great your students feel, having you around in person.
        You are great!

      • I think theirappreciation of me comes and goes depending on their moods and grades, jejejeeee

      • This one got me smiling!
        What can I say about this that you don’t already know?
        🙂

  2. I know I could not be who I am,or whereI am if itwasnot through the influence and mentoring from friendships.Both good and some not so good.I have learned and taken away from them all. In our society how could we not unless we are just numb to everything, and I know this is true for some people.

    The friendships I most cherish are those that feed me in all ways somehow. I am fed intellkectually by you Tee, I am fed spiritually by you, My sense of humor is fed, my graciouness in knowing what it is to love someone who I have never met, but the emotion is no less valid or genuine feeds my heart.
    It is these linds of friendships taht are rare and unique, but they are the ones taht will last forever in my heart &in my memeory.

    I love your post. It is something I want to be more mindful of, these special and unique friendships that the universe has saw fit to gift me. I want to be more mindful of the signifigance of friends like you Tee. ~

    • These words mean a lot to me, my friend! Thank you so much.
      Friendships have contributed immensely to who I am and what I know today.
      People have stimulated inspiration, sustained motivation, encouraged action and offered one form of assistance or the other that have culminated in my current position. I would always be grateful for friends, especially for those as special as you! Your ideas often inspire me! 🙂

  3. Excellent post and a terrifc reminder! I think we can all learn something from everyone especially friends. I think the trick is to really find out what someone is saying or not saying without all those words that sometimes just get in the way.

    • Lovely concept you’ve got there! There are always very beautiful lessons to learn, both from things that were said and things that were not said.
      Every single experience we have in friendship often leaves us with a lesson or with lessons. We must be sensitive enough to read between the lines and liberal enough to both accomodate others and make necessary changes.
      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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