Why Do Some Legends Struggle With School?
A Dose of Wisdom To Get Your Day Going..
By James Mills, Associate Partner & Mentorship Coach, Lighthouse International
"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."
- Mark Twain
We've all had a variety of experiences in our education; we may have really struggled, excelled or somewhere in between. Over the years there have been many legends like Thomas Edison (inventor of the light-bulb), Gillian Lynne (choreographer of Cats & Phantom of the Opera) and Richard Branson (founder of Virgin) who have either dropped out of mainstream education, struggled immensely or been labelled as 'slow' by teachers.
Here's a thought-provoking video by Prince Ea highlighting the difference between education and schooling. It goes some way to explain why legends have struggled with school and the difference self-awareness made in their success!
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My passion is education because I feel that so many more people would be able to lead happier, more successful and fulfilling lives if we all had access to a more inspiring education system. My vision is that we have an inspiring teacher in every classroom; I realise that there’s plenty to be done in order to bring that to life, but committed to doing what it takes to bring together the people and resources to make that happen.
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