Learning With Purpose

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. I am always up for a good adventure.

Travel has a way of opening up your mind in ways you aren’t prepared for.

Some things that you learn prepare you for the future. Some things that you learn make you reflect on the past. Some things you learn help others. But one thing is for certain. Learning is never a waste of time.

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” Henry Ford

We can’t forget where we were at this time last week.

We had a very sick Deputy Digby Pancake. And we would not have imagined that he would be making a trip the same time next week.

So to say that we are so happy together is an understatement. We learned from that experience, as awlful as it was. But learning doesn’t mean you have to dwell. And so yesterday, we decided to check out a museum in this Florida place to do some learning of other sorts.

We did some learning about people who used to live here that aren’t forgotten. They were called Florida crackers. And so we visited the museum at Silver Springs State Park.

“He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.” Confucius

it’s not every day that a dog gets to go to a museum to learn about Florida crackers.

It’s not every day that a dog gets to go learn about sugarcane and baking bread and life on a farm. I realize this. So I didn’t take our day for granted. Either did Digby. You see, yesterday was the first day he felt pretty good. I feel pretty every day, but that’s a different story.

We took a stroll thru the museum and looked at the buildings. We even got to see sugarcane and how they used to cook it. Wow. That was a hard job.

Seems like a lot of things for persons were hard back then. At least that’s what they think. But sometimes I wonder if things are still hard now. Just in different ways. I would say things are definitely more complicated.

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”-Benjamin Franklin

But no matter when you lived, or where, learning is something everyone does. It’s when we learn with a purpose that can benefit. What is that purpose? It’s different for every one of us.

You see, maybe some of us learn to be simply entertained. Maybe some of us learn to remember or relate to the ones before us. For Girl Person, since she was born in this Florida place, she liked the museum because she got to see first hand stories her Pappy had told her about sugarcane. She got to see what life was like long ago.

For others, some may learn to do better at a job or to broaden their viewpoints. They say ignorance is bliss. It’s easy to feel more important or think you’re always right when you don’t learn about someone else’s point of view. Learning with a purpose puts you second. But makes you better.

There is always something to learn. The question should be what do I need to learn?

Stay with us as we explore more of Silver Springs State Park today and we might just find some monkeys. I wonder what we can learn from them.

Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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