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Response to marylandblue (Reply #19)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 12:22 PM

21. I think I remembered what he said

because it puzzled me and therefore got my attention. Like most kids that age, I thought that personal growth and learning stopped when we reached some final state of adulthood. But of course it doesn't and that's what adolescence is all about - finding our own path in life, accepting parts of what we learned as children, rejecting other parts, and finding our own truths, knowledge, and experiences to replace what we reject. Sometimes rejecting is only an act of rebellion. Other times it is deeper than that.

But even in adulthood, we still grow and change. That process does not end with the end of adolescence. It slows down a bit, maybe, but continues throughout life. And that is basically what the teacher was saying - it's a lifelong process, but only if we are open to it by taking time to pause and reflect once in a while.

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