Learning and freedom LO25998

From: AM de Lange (amdelange@gold.up.ac.za)
Date: 01/29/01

Replying to LO25996 --

Dear Organlearners,

Don Dwiggins <d.l.dwiggins@computer.org> writes:

>This seems a good place to interject a variation of an
>old adage that recently occurred to me: "The price of
>freedom is eternal learning." (And I hope Thomas Jefferson
>would look kindly on the transformation.)

Greetings dear Dwig,

Your modification has for me the ring of eternal truth to it. Thank you
for this superb modification.

I also like the topic which you have introduced very much. There is so
much to know on the relation between learning and freedom. I do hope that
this topic will stay with us many moons in our LO-dialogue..

As for freedom, I have learned the pass fifteen years something very
important for me. It is useless if we have no "free enegy" to create in
that freedom. Food, for example, is a source of physical "free energy".
Hence freedom is useless when we have famine, i.e when we do not have food
to sustain our bodily activities.

What would be the main food supplying us with spiritual free energy which
will sustaining our mental activities? I think it is the authentic
learning which one learner shares with all the fellow learners in a
Learning Organisation. Your modified adage above is a perfect example. It
is much food for thought.

Thank you also very much for the thought provoking quote of GBS.

With care and best wishes


At de Lange <amdelange@gold.up.ac.za> Snailmail: A M de Lange Gold Fields Computer Centre Faculty of Science - University of Pretoria Pretoria 0001 - Rep of South Africa

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