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The Phantom Tollbooth - learning and values

Learning is part of what makes us human: we have a natural curiosity and we are natural learners. We develop and grow thanks to our ability to learn and in so doing we improve our quality of life and sense of self-worth as we pay attention and take action to explore ideas and goals that inspire us.


We go through life following the same routine, day after day. But in order to create a rich, full, and meaningful life, we need to stop to reflect on what we’re doing and why we’re doing it.” Russ Harris

Living life by our values and not our feelings or reactions is a good example of how we can find fulfilment in any situation, even one we don’t want. We can use our values and attitude to find satisfaction whilst on the journey towards our goals.

When we know our moral principles and use them to guide us rather than our feelings, it can also aid us to find our purpose more easily, make decision-making easier, increase our confidence and help us be more efficient when working through difficult situations.


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