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A little learning…

For my birthday my parents got me a subscription to getAbstract.com I love reading business books, self help books, books on psychology, biographies and the like but struggle to make time to dive into 300 page book after 300 page book. I’m excited to be able to read the professional summaries via getAbstract. In school Cliffs Notes were the bane of teachers dashing their hopes that their students would partake of all that the curriculum really offered. It the real world life is a little more about using Cliffs Notes and group prjects. My good friend Phil shared the first four lines of this quote with me yesterday:

“A little learning is a dang’rous thing;
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
And drinking largely sobers us again.
Fir’d at first sight with what the Muse imparts,
In fearless youth we tempt the heights of Arts,
While from the bounded level of our mind
Short views we take, nor see the lengths behind;
But more advanc’d, behold with strange surprise
New distant scenes of endless science rise!
So pleas’d at first the towering Alps we try,
Mount o’er the vales, and seem to tread the sky,
Th’ eternal snows appear already past,
And the first clouds and mountains seem the last;
But, those attain’d, we tremble to survey
The growing labours of the lengthen’d way,
Th’ increasing prospects tire our wand’ring eyes,
Hills peep o’er hills, and Alps on Alps arise!”
-Alexander Pope
Essay on Criticism

I loves learning and am drinking deep the knowledge that can come from challenging life experiences.

One Response to “A little learning…”

  1. Viwe Xozwa Says:

    My good friend. It really warms my heart when i hear or read of someone championing education. I wish that you could be here so that we could sing the same song to the many faces that do not understand that important lesson. As a result, they miss out on many doors that could change thir lives and generations later, and also just merely expanding their horizons.
    I am a huge fan of Alexander Pope. “”A little learning is a dang’rous thing;
    Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring”…amen!

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