My next series of essays will be on how to improve at your craft. Please stay tuned!
I never thought of that before — but you’re right. All the things I’m best at, I learned through trial/error/repetition/intentionality. Certainly teachers help, but their job is more to ignite curiosity and point us in profitable directions than to “teach” in the way that word is commonly used. Good stuff
That’s right, teacher’s do help, and I hope no one thinks I’m denying the necessity of teachers– I’m more advocating the responsibility of learners– thanks for the comments, Tyler!
Ah, your insights are always wonderful. Thank you very much for them.
I just found this site yesterday, and a couple of times I found myself close to crying at the beauty of the message you were sending through these comics. They are very warm and enticing and I fell in love with them instantly. Thank you so much for sharing them!
As for this particular comic, you’re absolutely right! We are our own teachers — because no teacher besides ourselves can force us to learn anything! If we do not want to learn something the teacher is offering us, it is likely we will not properly learn it until we are interested and willing to take on the new skill. And no teacher is more in tune and ready to help us as we are!
Thanks Amber! It’s a real comfort for me to know that things that are true for me are true for people over the internet that I’ve never met! It makes me feel like we share something that’s outside of ourselves.
Learning this lesson the hard way. You are spot on.
I feel you, Ben. Thanks for stopping by!
Ahhh this is so true. All the teaching in the world won’t do you good if you don’t bother to actually learn. I knew a lot of kids in college (went to an art college) who never improved or tried or anything and just wasted their time there because of it. If you aren’t willing to learn no one can teach you.
Such wisdom! Have your publishers seen this? Maybe they’ll send you on a new trajectory!
beautifull man, this made my day
Great stuff, thanks for posting, I shared these with facebook!!
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