Updated: Jan 3, 2020
Teaching and learning is grossly undervalued.
Although individual and social learning occurs across all species
We, as humans, don’t just passively observe other species and learn from them, we actually set out to teach each other
And that is very rare in the animal kingdom.
It’s pretty incredible when you think about it,
The way in which we share knowledge, impart wisdom, and are able to reflect on our lived experience, is almost exclusively unique to humans.
It’s one of the few things that sets us apart from all other species
So dare I say without adopting your ability to teach and learn, you reduce yourself
Denying your full human capacity; and in a sense, living contrary to your very nature.
Because it’s these unique qualities that allow you to move forward and grow