My Passion: My Fathers Notion of Houses

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We all have temporary passions, things that seem important for a short time, and as we grow older and expand our experiences, we realize how transient many of these passions can be. My father is certainly more enduring than temporary passions; indeed, his example and his words remain indelibly etched in my mind and my soul no matter how much time passes.


More particularly, this essay will discuss education as my most important value, learning in different settings as my passion, and my commitment is a desire to develop personal learning habits which will contribute to and enhance my education values.
As an initial matter, the concept upon which I place the greatest value is education. Without an education, without knowledge and experience, I am what my father refers to as an empty house. Education, as my personal value, is not intended to be defined too narrowly; quite the contrary, I envision education as encompassing facts and experiences. It is learning how to socialize with different kinds of people as well as learning about facts. It is as much about learning about my limitations, whether physical or emotional, as well as learning about philosophies and the hard sciences. Curiosity is one of my motivations and a desire to live my life purposefully is another. We learn every day, if we are aware of the opportunities, and in this way education is something which permeates our lives. I can't think of a greater value to be passionate about.
Related to my choice of education as my greatest value is my continuing passion to learn in different settings. To be sure, most people associate education with formal educational settings. They think of desks, and classrooms, and exams. ...
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