Yoda Was Right (Things we must unlearn)

TPM-CGYoda“To attain knowledge, add things every day.  To attain wisdom, subtract things every day.” ~ Lao Tsu

You must unlearn what you have learned.”  ~ Yoda

So many things we have learned in our lives have been cemented in our brains, and indeed our culture.

Things we must unlearn:

~Happiness comes in a box from the mall.

~It’s too late to reinvent yourself.

~People are born a certain way in regards to their creative and intellectual potential.

~Following directions, hard work and obeying all the rules is the path to success.

~Our capacities decline as we grow older.

~It’s not okay to be wrong.

~Only some of us have a passion, and that passion (most of the time) can’t be our work.

~Making a lot of money will make us happier.

~Our IQ scores, standardized test scores, or other formative assessments have a lot of bearing on our success as human beings.

~Failure is bad.

~We must keep up with the Jones’.

~It matters what people think of us.

~We don’t have enough time to chase dreams.

~The grass is greener on the other side.


A little something extra in this post:  The beauty and power of music.

“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” ~ Leonard Bernstein


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