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What School Is

My daughter starts kindergarten this fall. Finding the right one for us has been a process and we're excited about what's next for her. 

One thing I've been reflecting on during this is the difference between school and education

You can get a degree, but not an education.

And you can learn, even without going to school.

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Photo by Jupiterimages/Stockbyte / Getty Images

The challenge for all of us then is to chase education first. The degree will come.

If you chase the degree, you may learn nothing. A degree is not proof of education; it’s proof of attendance and payment.

Education happens because you will it to. Because you show up. Because you ask. Because you try. Because you fail. Because you then try again. 

So chase an education, no matter where you are or how old you are. It - and not a degree - is what makes you smart.

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