For A Lifetime Of Learning

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I Am Grateful

For A Lifetime Of Learning 

 

I Am Grateful For A Lifetime Of Learning     For me, learning is an adventure. Ongoing.   Each and every day.  It could be called the ultimate 'do anywhere, do anytime' type of activity.  It is definitely a part of life. 

 

As a child.  We grow. In numerous ways.   In the classroom.  Many subjects.  Perhaps one more intriguing to us than others.  It's about discovery of all sorts.  And then there is out and about at play.  Becoming social on a different level.  As well as learning to be alone in one's thoughts and feelings. Self-awareness.  Awareness of others too.  Even after graduation when the diploma is given or the processional of another type occurs, there is no end to learning and education. 

 

It is not that you read a book,

pass an examination,

and finish with education. 

The whole of life,

from the moment you are born to the moment you die,

is a process of learning. 

                                                                                            Jiddu Krishnam 

 

I don't know about you but not every lesson I have learned has entered my conscience after that initial delivery attempt.  It occasionally happens immediately but definitely not each and every time.  It's almost like the UPS or FedEx delivery person had to make a subsequent visit.   Some lessons take multiple times to sink in.  To be reviewed.  Processed.  Perhaps stored for future use.   Other learning experiences seem to reappear after an absence.  That absence can be relatively short or can take years, maybe even decades.  Talk about some interesting "tracking" issues.  Some become lost.  Only to resurface.

 

Has the message of the lesson been received just in time?  Maybe.  Maybe not.  I am still learning.   l recently went to a museum that I haven't visited for some time.  Some things were familiar.  Introductions to new exhibits too.  Seeing things differently than before.  A different perspective.  In real life.  In real time.  Just another example that learning never stops. 

 

This is a post for week number two in the ActiveRain Thanksgiving Gratitude Challenge.  

 

The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com.  

 

 

I Am Grateful

For A Lifetime Of Learning  

 

 

 

Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

2065 Huntington Drive

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

mtj916@gmail.com

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Michael - we can go back after time and learn something new form a place we have been before.  For me it applied too to very old subject matter I didn't get the first time.

Nov 14, 2019 03:19 AM #22
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Roy Kelley
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Most of our business success relates to what we have learned over the years.

Nov 14, 2019 05:30 AM #23
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Michael, the more we are armed with knowledge, the more beneficial we shall be for our clients! 

Nov 15, 2019 12:00 PM #24
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Michael Jacobs
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Grant Schneider - true for many, I am sure.  

Roy Kelley - so much of our learning is cumulative 

 Joan Cox - it can definitely be viewed as a win-win for all involved. 

Nov 15, 2019 01:55 PM #25
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Diana Dahlberg
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Every day of our life is a day to learn something New!  When we stop learning, we stop living.

Nov 15, 2019 05:36 PM #26
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Michael Jacobs
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Diana Dahlberg - it's definitely the consistency of learning that enhances everyday life. 

Nov 15, 2019 06:07 PM #27
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Oh I am in total agreement with you, Michael. Those who continue to educate themselves also quite often make themselves available to teach others as well. It's definitely an opportunity to improve upon our own 'book of knowledge' as well as paying it forward.

Happy Sunday, Michael!

Nov 16, 2019 10:58 PM #28
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Roy Kelley
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Good Sunday afternoon, Michael.

Have an outstanding week.

Nov 17, 2019 12:07 PM #29
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Michael Jacobs
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - teaching/training others is often the best "on the job" education we can receive.  It truly helps everyone involved.  

Roy Kelley - and may your week be especially enjoyable as well.  

Nov 17, 2019 03:49 PM #30
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott
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Hi Michael Jacobs, I love your post and I am also in step with your thinking.  You chose a great quote to emphasize your thoughts: from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.                                                                               Jiddu Krishnam 

I watched a recent video on NDE (near-death experience) and heard that in answer to 'what do people do after death - on the other side?'  The answer:  'whatever makes them happy.'  I thought for a few minutes about this and asked myself:  Jane, what would make you happy on the other side?  I had an immediate answer:  to study, read, research in all the great universities and places of learning in Heaven.  I heard that in one huge Library, you go to the large book in the main hall and you can ask any question and the pages immediately stop at the answer of one's query.  Michael, not too surprising, huh?!?  Well, we have Siri, Alexa .... here on earth.

Nov 19, 2019 10:37 AM #33
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Michael Jacobs
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott - and sometimes that "answer" is already known within us.   

Nov 19, 2019 10:46 AM #34
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
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Hi Michael,

You're singin' my song. I'm a learning junkie. My problem is too many interests and not enough time. We have to focus on something to get good at it.  There's certainly never an excuse to be bored, is there?

Nov 29, 2019 10:12 AM #41
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Michael Jacobs
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Carol Williams - your brain might be able to handle more than mine can - I dismiss some learning opportunities(or lose interest) if I don't receive immediate satisfaction or some type of inkling of a possibility.  Boredom isn't an issue - juggling is...  Time primarily...

Nov 29, 2019 01:26 PM #42
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Carol Williams
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Hi Michael Jacobs 
Sometimes I think my brain is already full or maybe just worn out.  LOL  My learning is usually focused on something specific I want to or need to learn in order to accomplish some other tasks.  I agree with you. Boredom isn't an issue - juggling is.  Time demands choices, doesn't it?

Nov 29, 2019 02:04 PM #43
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Michael Jacobs
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Carol Williams - Indeed. I am consistently making choices:  this or that among others.  

Nov 29, 2019 02:11 PM #44
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Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

Michael, it never ceases to amaze me how many agents blow off learning opportunities. Our association offers many educational opportunities, but most agents only go to CE to keep their license 

Nov 30, 2019 10:58 AM #45
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Raymond Henson
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Every once in a while, I re-read a book that I read in my younger life.  It is surprising how the perspective changes.  Larning never stops!

Nov 30, 2019 12:49 PM #46
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I do enjoy life's little surprise lessons. However I do not enjoy having to learn when it comes to technology and gadgets. Oh, the pain of a new laptop or remote or electronic device.

Dec 01, 2019 12:39 PM #47
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

You are so right...we do learn something every day even if it takes us a couple of days to hit home. Learning is the circle of life We learn from all kinds of things especially our mistakes.  I appreciate your positive outlook on life.

Dec 01, 2019 03:49 PM #48
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Tom Bailey - I know.  Their loss.

Raymond Henson - I have ocassionally done the same but could certainly do it more. 

Sharon Tara - I understand completely.  Sometimes, it is a real pain in the... 

Debra Leisek -  it's definitely a circle of life.  Often it does take a couple of spins to learn.  Thanks for the nice words.  

Dec 01, 2019 07:01 PM #49
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