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Self-education - Learning Without Instructors

It is possible for man to educate himself without help or support from others. In fact, when we learn the art of self-education (learning how to learn versus how to be taught) we will find, if not create, opportunity to find success beyond our wildest dreams. Self-educated people are not dependent on others for knowledge. If they need a specialized skill, they know how to acquire it without dependence on authority. Unknowingly, people are promoted by their ability to learn new skills fast. Bosses may not recognize how people learn, but they do recognize the results. People, who know how to educate themselves have choices, they have the ability to advance in any endeavor.

There are many ways to acquire a skill that has value to someone else. Everyone is unique and this uniqueness has value, but only the individual can explore and discover what that uniqueness is. People, who do not depend on authority for guidance can start now. People, who want someone to show them the way may never get started. Dependency on self to develop skills is a powerful skill in itself. This is the tool of super achievers.

Your Destiny with self education.

The following people were self-educated, using projects as their education tool. Academic achievement was a by-product. Some never went to school while others did not go beyond high school. The ideas of these people changed the way we live.

Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) born a slave.
Abraham Lincoln
Thomas Edison
Alexander Graham Bell
Wright Brothers
Henry Ford
Charles Lindbergh
Walt Disney
Chuck Yeager - First man to fly faster than sound
Steve Jobs - Inventor of the personal computer
Kirk Kerkorian - Hollywood

Before 1960, self-education was a highly desirable and acceptable form of education. When the astronauts were chosen, the first requirement was a college education. This eliminated the man who made space flight possible, Chuck Yeager.  His formal education was limited to high school. From that time on, society no longer recognized self-educated people. Today, it is becoming a lost art.

"All men who have turned out worth anything has had the chief hand in their own education." -- Sir Walter Scott

I have a 45 page booklet titled "Self Education, The Lost Art" at the download page.

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