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One of the downsides of formal education is that it fosters learning for the sake of satisfying a person in authority instead of learning in order to satisfy one’s curiosity.

Schools generally offer praise and avoidance of pain when learning rules are abided, which is still externally guided and not connected to our curiosity and goals.

TK Coleman comes back on the show to talk about the importance of selfish learning – approach that helps you achieve your goals and improve whatever it is that you see as valuable.

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I'm an entrepreneur, thinker, and communicator dedicated to the relentless pursuit of freedom. I'm the founder and CEO of Praxis, an intensive ten-month program combining real world business experience with the best of online education for those who want more than college.

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  • Hi Everyone! I’ve already posted this in Cryptoanarchy, but figured I’d repost here in case there’s not as much overlap between the groups as I assumed. Throughout the course of my education in how to write real software, I’ve been frustrated at the apparent lack of information on how to build peer to peer networks from formal MOOC sources like Coursera and Udacity. Does anyone have experience with any good resources and/or tutorials that really make a point of doing their best to help you learn everything there is to know about building P2P networks? Any courses I may have overlooked?

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  • I currently have a 3 and 1 year old. I have been at ends searching for liberty minded books to read to them. Does anyone have any suggestions. I also teach school ages so please feel free to throw in books for older children.

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  • Hi there Liberty.me members, this is my first discussion topic I started and a quite impotant one for me. The problem is that my little brother is heavily struggling in school and because we life in Germany it is a Public School and you have to go there until you are 18 years old. He is getting terrible grates and he is getting into truble with the teachers. He has to go to a regular Public School for at least 6 more years and with his current grades he will be forced to double a year if he doesn’t start improving. Me, thinking that the schools here in Germany are bullshit and even worse, you can’t really opt out, doesn’t help him. The problem is that he is lazy and has no motivation (no wonder since Public Schools just make you learn boring facts) to learn for the exams or even participate in the classes, so pretty much the same as me when I was in school, with the diffrence that I had at least ok grades most of the time and I actually liked to participate in the classes since just sitting there was so fu**ing boring. So nobody realy cared. So I am searching for advices and hints onto how I (or my Parents) can help my brother to at least get threw the minimum years of Public School.

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  • I personally don’t make New Year’s Resolutions anymore. I think that if you want to make a change in your life, act on it ASAP! That being said, I made a year-long commitment to abstaining from alcohol in mid-January. It just so happens that the last drink I had was on New Year’s Day. I’m pretty proud of myself for making it this far 🙂 Did anyone stick to their resolutions and/or have any planned for the upcoming year?

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  • I’m interested in learning on to brew beer and wondered if there were any Liberty.me brewers? If there are what do you brew, what equipment do you use, and what was the best way you learned?

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