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Well, as my 14-year-old mentor taught me, there is no favorite part. Another way of putting it is that it is all my favorite part. A l l of it—the plummets of blindness and loss as well as the exhilarations that come from giving an effective lecture or making an important scientific discovery or the warmth that comes from loving and being loved by my wife, my kids, my grandchildren, and my friends. Indeed, i f I were forced to choose one favorite part, I would say, right now, but I guess I might have said that anywhere along the way.
We had to take charge of our own learning. Self-directed learning was an essential means of academic selfdevelopment, not a theoretical abstraction. The paucity of educational resources turned out to be an enabling factor that has served me well rather than an insurmountable handicapping one. The content of courses is perishable, but self-regulatory skills have lasting functional value whatever the pursuit might be. During summer vacations in high school, my parents encouraged me to seek experiences beyond the confines of our hamlet.
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