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The central question in all of our lives is how to live, and—one way or another—we find ourselves on this path, on a journey toward an answer. Here, thirty-five exceptional survivors who are either starting, in the middle, or nearing the end of their life's path tell of the secrets they've found.
Nothing prepares you for life. No schooling asks the big questions, and you will find no direction outside yourself. Some of us look for meaning in the mind, others in nature, family, community, or work, but the only place you'll really find it is in your heart. The heart can only be lived; it can't be explained. When you reach the end of your life—and all of us will at some point—what things you've picked up have given your life meaning?
All of the people, through these rites of passage, are being drawn toward, are now immersed, or have spent their lives working more deeply toward a greater appreciation of themselves. The first love of your life can only be yourself: who you are, what you've been given, what you can offer, and what you are becoming.
These are not sanitized versions, self-help aphorisms, pigeonholed people, or bedtime stories. These are authentic rites of passage, unfiltered, and unfolded by layers. Lives like yours: confusing, complex, uncertain, and in the process of finding their roots.
Some will guide you toward all you want, others explore horrors you can only hope will never call. Some have changed our world, others are doing so now or will in the future, and still others tell secrets you'll never learn unless you join them here, in The Learning Project.
"In a society deeply committed to time-wasting, Lincoln Stoller has given us something of a miracle in his Learning Project, a window out of our claustrophobic darkness into the consciousness of others, a momentary intimacy with the essences which animate flesh."
— John Taylor Gatto, twice New York State Teacher of the Year, recipient of the Alexis de Tocqueville Award for Excellence in Advancement for Educational Freedom.
"The Learning Project provides a Rosetta Stone for living a self-made, satisfied life; an intuitive understanding worth more than its weight in gold… I highly recommend this book to anyone in the process of pursuing their dreams—that should mean everyone."
— Alexander Khost, founder, and facilitator of Voice of the Children NYC
"This is a wonderful collection of choices, risks, doubts, struggles, failures, and triumphs from widely differing backgrounds, personalities, chosen paths, and ages—from 15 to 93—of remarkable, adventurous lives… I recommend this book to anyone, but especially to people thinking about how they themselves might leave a well-worn path for something new and heartfelt."
— Peter Grey, PhD, President of Alliance for Self-Directed Education. Author of Free To Learn.
"I have never read a book like this. The author allows the individuals interviewed to explain their learning/cognitive processes. The result is profoundly intimate and illuminating. As an 'educator', traditionally trained, I appreciate this unique format… A wonderfully humane book!"
— from an Amazon Reader Review
"I absolutely love this book!… It helped me appreciate the choices I've made, the directions I've taken, and how unique and individual each of our lives truly are, yet how similar… I can't even describe all the ways I have benefited from this book."
— from an Amazon Reader Review