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Tue Oct 13 19:19:19 CDT 2020
> On Oct 13, 2020, at 6:36 PM, Liam Proven via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Oct 2020 at 00:19, Fred Cisin via cctalk
> <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>> Do you want the degree?
>> Or do you want to LEARN?
I like learning. Partly it's the good influence of my late father, and I said so in my eulogy. I keep learning new programming languages, for one thing. :-) And I like learning strange stuff. Some years ago I bought a text book about writing systems and read it with great pleasure. Some years earlier a textbook about (human) languages and their relationship ("The world's major languages", Bernard Comrie, Ed. -- VERY good). There are lots of ways to keep your mind exercised.
>> Take a course in your limited "spare time".
>> Then another.
>> and another
>> I did grad school (UC Berkeley) while teaching full time plus running a
>> business, and over 40 years old.
> This may be tricky in a country where I do not usefully speak the
> language ...
That's true. Studying the language is one example of "learning" you could undertake. I remember a teleconference with an Indian colleague some years ago. He had to drop off early because he was going off to Hebrew class -- he had recently joined our team in Tel Aviv.
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