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Reading and Listening Can Educate a Person in Many Ways

Education and learning can also be achieved outside High Schools, Colleges and Universities. And it was proven by some dropped-outs. Some of them are considered famous millionaires and billionaires.

It does not matter what reading materials a person reads: sexy magazines, tabloids, newspapers, Holy books and other books, Internet articles and etc. for as long he has the interest to learn new things through developing his talents and skills, reading and listening to people around him will benefit him.

I am a wide reader and from reading I learned that there are four life changing education: Mental Education, Emotional Education, Physical Education and Spiritual Education.

Mental Education - teaches us skills such as reading, writing and maths. They are all important skills. They are often called cognitive skills. This type preys on the emotion of fear – the fear of making mistakes which leads to the fear of failing. The teacher used the fear of failure to motivate his student saying “If you don’t get good grades, you won’t get a high paying job.”

Emotional Education - the reason so many people lie after making a mistake is because they emotionally terrified of admitting they made a mistake. They waste an opportunity to learn and grow. Making a mistake, admitting it without blaming your mistake on someone else or justifying or making excuses is how we learn. Making a mistake and not admitting it or blaming someone else for your mistakes is a sin. Lying is a sign of weak character.

Physical Education - people afraid of making mistakes do not learn much because they do not do much. Most people know that learning is really a physical process as much as it is a mental process. Reading and writing are physical processes. Afraid of making mistakes holds us back physically. Living in an environment of fear is not healthy, mentally, emotionally and physically.

Spiritual Education - the power that propels person mental, emotional and physical limitations that often define his human condition. His ability to touch the greatness in those coming behind him and to inspire them to move up, to go beyond their human limitations, doubts and fears.

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Our history has recorded remarkable people who dropped from schools but they developed their talents and skills. Now they are remembered as the richest people in the world. Some of them were actors, directors, inventors, scientists, president, princess, businessmen, diplomats, singers and musicians. And the people working with them now are people who have graduated from colleges and universities some are cum laude, magna cum laude and suma cum laude.  

Remember Bill Gates, Albert Einstein, John D. Rockefeller, Walt Disney, Walt Richard Branson, George Burns, Walt Colonel Sanders, Walt Charles Dickens, Walt Elton John, Walt Ray Kroc, Harry Houdini, Ringo Starr, Princess Diana, Mary Kay Ash, Halle Berry, Walt Henry Ford, Mark Zuckerberg, Steven Spielberg, Andrew Jackson, Rachel Ray, Michael Saul Dell, Steve Jobs, Paul Allen, John Carmack, Quentin Tarantino, Dave Thomas, Nicholas Cage, Christina Aguilera, Jim Carrey, John Travolta, Chris Rock, Tom Petty, Joe Pesci, Thomas Edison and Benjamin Franklin, they’re all dropped-outs!

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  1. pguims

    On May 24, 2011 at 8:03 pm


    You made a great lists of those people. Good job, kabayan…

  2. lapasan

    On May 24, 2011 at 11:31 pm


    Learning can be attained not only in school but also by self study. A person can learn many things from his experiences and the lessons he learned from other people. Families should highly value education. Some people succeed in life despite lack of adequate education because they use a lot of common sense.than those supposed to be highly educated people.

  3. Anuradha Ramkumar

    On May 25, 2011 at 1:04 am


    Very well said.

  4. Macherie

    On May 25, 2011 at 1:21 am


    paul bat nasali sa spiritual yang founder ng facebook?!

  5. papaleng

    On May 25, 2011 at 3:16 am


    I still beleive learned is gained from school, Exception lang itong mga cited persons dito sa article. But I would prefer Wisdom over knowledge., Si God lang nagbibigay ng wisdom.

  6. pruelpo

    On May 25, 2011 at 3:31 am


    @Pguims – thanks for the kind words and your time. Yes dude, I really had to research them one by one. Their life stories were really amazing. Like the late Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, according to her accounts – attended West Heath Girls School where she was regarded as an academically below-average student, having failed all of her O-level examinations -exams given to 16-year-old students in the UK to determine their education level. At age 16, she left West Heath and briefly attended a finishing school in Switzerland before dropping out from there as well. Diana was a talented amateur singer and reportedly longed to be a ballerina. Diana went to work as a part-time assistant at the Young England Kindergarten, a day care center and nursery school. Contrary to claims, she was not a kindergarten teacher since she had no educational qualifications to teach, and Young England was not a kindergarten, despite its name. In 1981, at age 19, Diana became engaged to Prince Charles and her working days were over.

  7. pruelpo

    On May 25, 2011 at 3:43 am


    @Lapasan – Agree with your points here. A saying says, “Experiences make you professional” and I believed it. Like Benjamin Franklin. I quoted a short account about him: he was a politician, diplomat, author, printer, publisher, scientist, inventor, founding father, and co-author and co-signer of the Declaration of Independence. One thing he was not was a high school graduate. Franklin was the fifteenth child and youngest son in a family of 20. He spent two years at the Boston Latin School before dropping out at age ten and going to work for his father, and then his brother, as a printer. His willingness and determination are wisdom given by God that made him stronger in spirit and ably tackled all the responsibilities.

  8. pruelpo

    On May 25, 2011 at 3:45 am


    @Anuradha – I appreciate for your time and commenting thank you. See you around again.

  9. pruelpo

    On May 25, 2011 at 3:58 am


    @Macherie – yong founder of Facebook si Mark Zuckerberg. He possessed a strong spirit at nakatulong yan and the result is Facebook. His account tells – Born in 1984, Mark had an estimated net worth of $1. 5 billion in 2008 and is the youngest person ever to appear on one of Forbes’ billionaire lists. He developed Facebook one year on summer vacation after borrowing money from Paypal’s co-founder Peter Theil. In 2008, Microsoft paid $240 million for 1. 6% share of Facebook, leading us to believe the site is worth $15 billion. Ang kinalalagyan niya ngayon ay puwede gawing inspiration ng ibang tao – hindi man maabot ng ibang tao ang kaniyang narating, he can inspire people to dream to develop their talents and skills.

  10. pruelpo

    On May 25, 2011 at 4:40 am


    @Papaleng – I got your points dude though not all the things are taught in school. I can cite you an example aside from this people listed in this article. “No school teaches us how money will work for us – instead, school teaches us how to work to get money”. A person will learn new things outside school if he is willing and has the determination to learn – willingness and determination are wisdom from God na magbibigay lakas sa tao para tuparin ang kaniyang minimithi. Sa Pinas kung isasama sa kanilang curiculum ang ituro sa mga bata sa eskuwelahan ang kahalagahan ng Financial education malamang walang magnananakaw, walang kidnappers at walang magsasamantala dahil sa Financial education students will be taught about the importance of mental, emotional, physical and spiritual education or the four life-changing education. Ang apat na ito ay itinuturo sa networking. Dalawang unibersidad sa Pinas pa lamang ang nag adapt nitong kurso about MLM (multi-level marketing) ay Ateneo University at De La Salle University. Sa Singapore itinuturo ito as masteral degree. Sa mga networkers kanila itong pinag-aaralan sa labas ng eskuwelahan – sa mga trainings and seminars as free.

  11. HOPE AWAN

    On May 28, 2011 at 2:53 am


    inspiring article

  12. Cassle Tang

    On May 28, 2011 at 11:12 am


    Wow, there are so many ways that you mentioned above. I agree with what you wrote, and congratulations my friend, one of your post has reached the Top Content section! :) You’re so great.

  13. JaiGu2693

    On June 8, 2011 at 9:07 am


    yes reading can improve the overall personality and being of a person.. !!

  14. pruelpo

    On June 8, 2011 at 10:29 am


    @Cassle – thank you for the kind words. Yes. There is one has passed the rule. hehehe. howdy?

  15. pruelpo

    On June 8, 2011 at 10:31 am


    @Alyssa – 100% agree with you friend.

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