To me, learning is an active experience. Something you do that teaches you a brand new life lesson. It’s extremely hard to learn without actually having a reason why or how. That reason came to me many years ago, and I got 50 bucks out of the blue! Who wouldn’t want that? There I am, sitting in class one day in seventh grade when the teacher announces, “We have a poster making contest with a reward of a hundred dollars; you kids should all make one.” So the day before it was due, I went home and make the crappiest poster, ever, in less than five minutes. So that’s how I turned it in. I submitted it knowing how terrible I did, and continued on with my day. I didn’t feel the best about the effort I put into it, but at least I tried. A week later to my complete surprise they announced that I had won 2nd place! 2nd place meant I won a fifty dollar gift card to Target. If everyone had had the same thoughts that I did, “I won’t win, there’s some perfectionist out there that is going to win just like they win everything”