Jeanne Claire Probst
Published on: 9th June 2014

We've all heard the saying, "Give a man a fish, you'll feed him for a day, but teach him how to fish and he will eat every day." This is kind of like helping someone learn to help themselves.

With this being said, when I was in ninth grade, a math teach was telling the class, "If you save such and such amount of money, every day for the next twenty five years, you will have enough to live on for the rest of your life." Oh dear, I wished I had "listened" to him. Why didn't I? The only thing I know I will live on for the rest of my live will be Social Security when I retire! And, even this might be a "maybe?"

In either situations quoted above, the general idea is to take what you learn and allow it to guide you to success. Whether it is being a stay-at-home mom or dad, an author, a president, or any other profession that is out there, we learn from one another. The gift about this is that after we learn something, we can teach it to others. Be it that we learn from mistakes we make or others have made, from something we read, or from something we created and mastered over time, learning is part of getting to where we are today. And, what we learn, we pass on to the generations to come. Our history books are full of mistakes made and efforts made to avoid doing them again, and are full of wisdom that if only we would listen, we would lead healthier, happier lives.

What have you learned in your lifetime that is worth passing down to the next generation that will help them to avoid the same mistakes you have made, and help them to be successful in building secure and loving communities for all today, and for the years to come? Share your thoughts with us...


We started learning right from the time we were born, and in fact,
We have learned so many things in our lifetime, it is hard to keep track,
Of all the wonderful things we have learned to do,
Including learning what we could do, to manage all the hurdles we had to face and get through.

A learning experience is never wasted, as there is always something we can glean,
From the things we did, or said and from all the things we have seen.
The joy we derive from these all depends on any efforts that we make,
To share what we have learned with others, so that they can learn not to make our mistakes.

learning,life What a wonderful world it would be,
If you shared something you learned so the pain of others could be relieved.
Or if we worked together and practiced the good things we have learned through the years,
Think of all the joy we could have and how this could help to avoid many tears and fears.
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