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A Powerful Lesson in Unlearning

Posted in Business, Creativity, Culture, Education, Film, General, Innovation, Quotes, Stories, Unlearning 101 Episodes

Perhaps it is because I, myself, attended a private boarding school that the scene posted below from Dead Poet’s Society appeals to me, but I’d like to encourage any interested in the concept of unlearning to take four minutes and also watch it. The “unlearner,” as Robin Williams’ character so eloquently says, “Must constantly look at things in a different way;” “Strive to find his (or her) own voice;” and “Dare to strike out and find new ground.”

As the second scene so aptly demonstrates unlearning isn’t easy — and it is isn’t for everyone (notice the boys who stay in their chairs) — but those people with the courage to “constantly look at things in a different way” will find that this skill is, in the end, its own reward.



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