Lessons in Love

My Metafari friend Sonja told us a lovely story about love and learning. She is working as a volunteer, helping children with their homework. One of the boys she was helping did not show much interest in school work until one day when he declared that he wanted to know how to say “I love you” in various languages. This came as a surprise but was immediately used as a pedagogic approach.

Another lesson in love can be found in the Valentine entry in Wikipedia. This is an excellent example of good Knowledge Management, where you can find not only stories about the various Valentine saints but also information on how Valentine’s Day is celebrated in different countries and cultures. The material is presented in various formats, with longer text combined with short overviews. The entry also includes many references, but the most exciting part is probably the indexing related to the Love series. Here we can find historical love references, but also various kinds of expressions of emotions such as erotic, familial, puppy, platonic or romantic love and so on.

"If we lose the time before us, the future will ignore us" Level42, "Lessons in Love"

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