Learning together

Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.
Proverbs 9:9

Acknowledging our ignorance, our lack of knowledge, is an act of humility. Learning from someone, then, is an act of honoring.

Today, ask someone to teach you how to do something. It doesn’t have to be big or fun or original. It can be a small skill, the answer to a puzzle, making a sandwich, learning to weld. If you are asking a child, you may already know how to do it (but they may not know that).

To add to the experience, ask them how they learned it.

And you don’t have to have the learning today. But make the list today.


What’s the name?
What can you learn from them?
What will you do to get started?


Since April, 2020, Rich Dixon has been writing Wednesday posts here. He’s joining me in taking a couple weeks off writing at the end of the year.

Rich is one of the people I learn from. For nearly a decade, he’s been helping me learn how to do what you can do rather than dwelling on what you can’t.


From Giving The Year Meaning.