Story Challenge: Letter “M” | A Beautiful Mind

“Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.” ~ Aristotle

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” ~ George Washington Carver

As one who always encourages further education I would have to say my “M” Word Challenge is to emphasize the “mind”.

I know there are a lot of ways to be educated. Some require attendance to a school of learning, some require online learning, and some require “hands-on” to possibly learn a new skill. Abraham Lincoln was completely self-educated before he attended college.

“He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” ~ Victor Hugo

Education to work with your hands or your mind is honorable. And striving to always learn and develop your mind should be a goal of
every human being. If the mind becomes dull and stagnant it is because a person has ceased to learn. And if a person ceases to learn, they cease to grow. And if there is no personal growth, there is no joy in living.

Along that thread I thought I’d share some of the quotes I ran across with this theme. There are many more but I hope you gain something from the few I’ve shared.

“In the face of any disaster you will need three things: a faith life to support you in the midst of the storm, money in the bank (hay in your barn) to keep your family alive in the immediate aftermath, and an education to help you rebuild.” ~ Stephen Deal

“Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.”~ Edward Everett

Ultimately, I hope you never cease to educate yourself, whether through formal education, hands-on learning of a new skill, or self-education through reading. In doing so you will never cease to grow, as the last quote says. And there is the joy of learning something
new. You will have pride in your accomplishment.

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” ~ Albert Einstein

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. ” ~ Anthony J. D’Angelo

Never cease to develop who you are. Always strive to learn, to stretch, to grow.

Peace, Alexandria

You might enjoy:
https://simplysage.org/2012/08/04/my-thoughts-remember-make-hay-when-the-sun-shines/
https://simplysage.org/2012/08/15/weekly-photo-challenge-growth/

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  1. thank you for
    “Never cease to develop who you are.
    Always strive to learn, to stretch, to grow.”

    Reply

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