Knowledge Questing

“Learning is not compulsory … neither is survival.”

W. Edwards Demming, author

How did you like school – or, more precisely, the studying, homework, exams?

One friend from my school days struggled to learn foreign languages. School policy was that everyone was to take exams in at least two languages, but Martin dropped them as quickly as he could. The moment he finished the exams, he invited his friends out to celebrate that he would never have to pick up a French dictionary or Latin textbook again. Hurrah!

But another of my mates, Ian, couldn’t get enough of languages. He took French, Spanish, German and Latin. The school only allowed us to take a maximum of four languages, but he studied ancient Greek and Russian ...

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