Every morning when I sit down in my cubicle I am greeted by a Cesar Chavez quote – The end of all knowledge should be service to others – and then I look up and see one of my favorite paintings by Charlotte Farhan, True Colors. Truly, there is no greater reflection of service to others than what Charlotte does with her nonprofit, Art Saves Lives International.
But this isn’t a post about Charlotte and the incredible work she does. This is a post introducing the theme of the month, which is “learning”. As we approach the beginning of a new academic year, learning is forefront on my mind and I am excited (and maybe a little exhausted) to look at learning from different angles before classes start in a few weeks.
What is learning?
Once we’ve defined learning, what exactly is the point here?
What are ways we can develop skills outside of a traditional setting?
These are all questions I am really excited to tackle in the coming month, and I would love it if you would join me as a reader or as a writer to explore what learning means to you and how a pursuit of knowledge can help us all redefine what it means to “have it all.”