For a small child there is no division between playing and learning between the things he or she does just for fun and things that are educational. The child learns while living and any part of living that is enjoyable is also play.
I have never forgotten my days as an Eagle Scout. I didn't know it at the time but what really came out of my Scouting was learning how to lead and serve the community. It has come in handy in my career in government.
Learning while at school that the charge for the education of girls was the same as that for boys and that when they became teachers women received only half as much as men for their services the injustice of this distinction was so apparent.
Coming to understand a painting or a symphony in an unfamiliar style to recognize the work of an artist or school to see or hear in new ways is as cognitive an achievement as learning to read or write or add.
I was myself brought up with my brother whose name was Matthias for he was my own brother by both father and mother and I made mighty proficiency in the improvements of my learning and appeared to have both a great memory and understanding.
We also learn that this country and the Western world have no monopoly of goodness and truth and scholarship we begin to appreciate the ingredients that are indispensable to making a better world. In a life of learning that is perhaps the greatest lesson of all.
I'm only just learning what language to use when I want my microphone turned down you know because it's all so new to me. It can be quite difficult on a daily basis to communicate with the people I work with so I'm just looking forward to knowing more.
Being a press secretary is like learning to type: You're hunting and pecking for a while and then you find yourself doing the touch system and don't realize it. You're speaking for the president without ever having to go to him.