Thursday, February 12, 2009

My Raison d'être

It is probably presumptuous to talk about any person having only one raison d'être (reason for being). We each have many facets, many raisons d'être, if you will, as does our Creator (who has infinitely many facets).
Nevertheless, most of my adult life seems to have revolved around learning and teaching. Learning in order to teach. Teaching and thereby being taught. Learning by teaching. Teaching while learning because something inside will not let me not share with others what I learn and what I love.
It is enlightening that in Hebrew, the letter Lamed has inherent within it both meanings—learn and teach.
The following link is an article entitled "I Learn, Therefore I Teach." When I first read the title, I thought, "I could have written this."


Bonnie said...

I'm going to read the article now but before I even read it, I know you could have written it too. But in fact, it's not something you even need to write. Everyone who knows you can 'read' that about you within a short period of time ...

Marissa said...

Thanks for the link. That is a good article. It is a good reminder of the intricate relationship between teaching and learning.