Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own importance, learn so easily; and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all.

Thomas Szasz (1920-2012) Hungarian-American psychiatrist, educator
“Education,” The Second Sin (1973)

Added on 23-Aug-11 | Last updated 23-Aug-11
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