There’s a change in attitude when one takes the perspective of wanting to learn, rather than believing they already know everything (i.e. my teenage son).

When we are open to learning we welcome new ideas, approaches and perspectives we wouldn’t have considered before.

We tend to drop our ego -which would have us believe we’re the most important person in the world- and allow others to teach us. Guide us. Help us. And in turn, we are able to connect with them. And possibly even help them as they clarify to us what they know. We connect with them, not because we want anything in return, but because we have shared in a common interest. Learning.

Two unselfish people giving and taking – sharing and absorbing life experiences – teaching and learning is one of the most beautiful experiences we can have on this earth. I’m blown away every time I’m able to find that groove.