Beginning to Learn

“Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.” ~Khalil Gibran

Today is the start of a new term in my “day job”. In spite of all the rushing and rearranging, I love the start of term.  It’s a new beginning, a fresh start.  Getting to start fresh every 15 weeks is one of the bonus benefits of what I do.


And so when I read Gibran’s words, I had to giggle a bit.  All these new faces, all wanting to learn, to build knowledge, but today they are looking pretty perplexed–new professor, new rules, for many, new school.


But being perplexed about their future is what got them here.  Instead of ignoring that feeling, they acted on it and went in search of clarity and answers.  Good for them!


Let’s take them as role models.  We need to remember to use the “negative” feeling of perplexity to lead us to knowledge, the second most powerful thing in the Universe.


Because the most powerful thing is Love.



About maggiec

Educator, writer, world traveler, bibliophile, theater devotee, cat lover, mother of an actor, adopted auntie to hundreds. Spreading love (and literacy), one day at a time.
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