Learn How to Exist Without Learning

For all of April, I’m going wordless for the A to Z Challenge.

The title of each post is a phrase/ sentence that inspires me as a
writer, and below is a picture I think best embodies it. In the
comments, I invite you to discuss what the phrase means to you, as a person, a
reader, or whatever other role you might choose for yourself in life.

Learn How to Exist Without Learning: Image via Anita Peppers

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  1. mysay.in

    exist without learning !! wow ! the pic justifies the statement … its gr8 to scribble without knowing how to write..ur free..learning is a better process if it happens with experience … on its own .. !!

  2. Kristen Dyrr

    I love to learn; it's one of my favorite things to do. I think even the most silent, solitary moment can have some amount of learning in it. Almost everything we do involves some form of learning. I don't know, I think I have to just disagree with this one.

    #atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

  3. dayya

    My first thought when I read the phrase: take in experiences, filter them through who you are, and listen to the wisdom of your heart. Great, thought-provoking post.

  4. elizabethwatgibson

    How is that possible? You would have to wear blinders, dull all your senses, not talk to anyone or read. Sounds like a zombie or you're six feet under. Pretty photo.

  5. Theresa Milstein

    I think there are people who purposely don't want their worldview changed, and go through trouble not to read or watch anything that will change it. There are people who never travel, never read fiction. It's not that they don't learn anything, but they don't learn much.

  6. Tracy Jo

    The first thing I thought of when I read the sentence was trusting my gut & not listening to what society has taught me. To go and move with the flow of where life takes me. I love how this made me think and the picture is awesome!

  7. Sumita Pai

    This is eerie. The picture is almost a reflection of my L post! Was about to say it is not possible vis-a-vis your title, but an article I read a couple of days ago probably shows that it is possible indeed to learn to live without learning. All the kids and people afflicted with various disabilities probably stop learning and growing, yet they continue to exist. It is another matter that they are a source of great inspiration and learning to those around them.

    Four Leaf Clover

  8. Amy

    Hmm.. not sure that is possible. To exist requires a minimum of learning for sheer survival. So much learning has already taken place by the child in this photo and she is continuing to learn through her own experimentation. Thanks for the mental exercise and fore visiting earlier. Hope your back is doing better. 🙂

  9. Robin

    I don't think it's possible to exist without learning. Everything we experience, see, touch, smell, teaches us something.

  10. M Pax

    Learning is mind food. I don't think I could do without it. I think I'd wither. I read Scientific American or Sky & Telescope w/ my breakfast every morning. And one of the things I love about writing is I get to keep learning.

  11. Mary Rack

    Writing as a parent, grandparent, great grandparent and sometimes writer: To me this represents the essence of life, discovery without purpose. It's openness to the moment with naked appreciation and no need to understand.
    Mary at Mary A to Z

  12. meliaalexander.com

    How to exist without learning. Hmmm. . .. I think what it means to me is that you figure life out on your own without the guidance of others. Which I'm not sure is possible. After all, when we interact with others, it's an opportunity to observe their lives and what works for them — or not — and to determine if the qualities observed would work in our own lives. To exist without learning is to live in a vacuum.

    Thanks for the thought-provoking sentence! 🙂

    -Melia Alexander

  13. Suzanne Furness

    What a lovely picture, the concentration on the little one's face – totally absorbed. It makes me think, can we actually exist without learning? Life is a journey of discovery, each day can bring something new.