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"The only time my education was interrupted was when I was in school." - George Bernard Shaw

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The Student's Prayer

by Umberto Maturana


Donít impose on me what you know,
I want to explore the unknown
and be the source of my own discoveries.
Let the known be my liberation, not my slavery.
The world of your truth can be my limitation;
your wisdom my negation.
Donít instruct me; letís walk together.
Let my riches begin where yours ends.
Show me so that I can stand
on your shoulders.
Reveal yourself so that I can be
something different.
You believe that every human being
can love and create.
I understand, then, your fear
when I ask you to live according to your wisdom.
You will not know who I am
by listening to yourself.
Donít instruct me; let me be.
Your failure is that I be identical to you.

Written by: Umberto Maturana
1 July 2007

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Posted by:
V.R.Pavithra
(slovency DOT vrp AT gmail DOT com )

2 August 2012
Comments:
am really impresed on u and the poet it motivates me to reach my goal. these lines will be my sayings to reach my goal.
thank u!!!!!!


Posted by:
Ramhari Karki
(harikarki123 AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk )

26 August 2010
Comments:
Very nice, n heart touching,it motivate me me a lot


Posted by:
Joalet
(joalet DOT steenkamp AT gmail DOT com )

24 June 2010
Comments:
This is so beautiful and resonates with my philosophy in teaching. THANK YOU!


Posted by:
milna
(milnamathew AT yahoo DOT co DOT in )

30 January 2010
Comments:
Have u written it or stolen it?


Posted by:
Marco
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7 September 2009
Comments:
Nice men keep doing your poetry


Posted by:
Alex
2 December 2007
Comments:
that is beautiful...


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