The illiterate of the twenty-first century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.
I’d seen this quotation before and liked it. But either the quotation stopped, or I stopped reading, after the word learn.
When I encountered the whole quotation I was brought up short. Sure, I recognize the need to learn — and keep on learning — in today’s world. (I even wrote about it recently.)
But do we need to unlearn and relearn too? What in the world does Toffler mean?
Then I thought of some things I’ve had to unlearn in my own life. Continue reading