This past weekend I was able to visit a magical place of wonderment and excitement: A Barnes & Noble. There is just something about a bookstore that gets me frollicking; moving down each aisle in awe at the sheer amount of knowledge available.
I strode past the science section, curious about the books on evolution. I jaunted by the philosophy section, stopping to admire the compilation of works on John Dewey. I floated by the photography section, where I can learn how to take better photos. I glided through the fiction section, calculating on how many Kurt Vonnegut books I could pick up on my way through.
Like a kid in a candy store, I wanted it all. I wanted to load up every book and take it home.
But I couldn’t. I have neither the funds nor the truck capacity. Even if I could, though, I shouldn’t. It just wouldn’t be a good idea. [Read more…] about Learning for Learning’s Sake: Why It’s a Bad Idea