Education is not something that you get, but something you claim

The contract on the student’s part involves that you demand to be taken seriously so that you can also go on taking yourself seriously. This means seeking out criticism, recognizing that the most affirming thing anyone can do for you is demand that you push yourself further, show you the range of what you can do…. 

 Adrienne Rich as cited in brain pickings.org

http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/05/21/claiming-an-education-adrienne-rich-1977-commencement/

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