The freedom to learn is a great liability

Moshe Feldenkrais states:

“The freedom to learn is a great liability; initially, it also is a restriction. There is no freedom of choice or free will when there is only one way of acting. Learning makes it possible to have alternative ways of performing anything. The ability to learn is synonymous with free choice and free will.”

Ref: (emphases in blue bold mine) (I need to check pagination) Moshe Feldenkrais ‘On the Primacy of Hearing,’ pp. ? in Ed. Elizabeth Beringer (2010) Embodied Wisdom: The Collected papers of Moshe Feldenkrais. Somatic Resources: San Diego.


About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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