Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Blog Quote #631...

Here's blog Quote #631...
"Don't learn to do, but learn in doing."
-Samuel Butler-

Not quite certain what Butler is getting at here?

I'll take a shot at it. My interpretation:
First, 'learn to do'  vs. 'learn in  doing' is to go through the motions vs. enjoying, or being engaged in the action.

My second thought was  'to do'= get it done without learning much vs. 'learn in doing' implies some absorption and educating of yourself in the process of the do-ing.

In summation, perhaps Butler is suggesting --if we are going to do something-- make sure there is something of value to come from the effort rather than blindly just time wasting, and robotically going through motions?

That's my view---How did you take this quote?

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