>> 7 November 2007
We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself - Lloyd Alexander
Today I am wondering why it is that we have a preference in what we like to learn and thus most of the time find easy to learn.
Why do I find reading about and learning the English language or geography easier than say mathematics (the current three subjects I am more or less struggling with at the moment)?
I am convinced that one can learn or learn to do just about anything. I am convinced that I can learn math (yes I can!), even understand it and be able to explain it to someone. However, I will not have acquired this knowledge with pleasure and ease. And I firmly believe that pleasure and ease play a big role in how well we learn and are thus able to keep that knowledge alive.