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What have you learned so far?

May, 2012
's big question:

May is the season of exams, culminations, graduations, commencements.  It's a time when we take stock of our learning, when we celebrate how far we've come, and envision where we might go next.

So we're devoting this month to the question, "What have you learned so far?" We don't need to wait until the end of the academic year to ask this question, of course.  It's a question we can ask every month, week, and day.  Yet we find that it's one of those questions we don't ask often enough.

What have you learned so far --with your mind? with your heart? with your hands? Who have you learned from, and who have you learned with? What have you learned by teaching? What do you want to learn, and who do you want to learn with?

— from the Conversation Guide. Download it now

Stephen Colbert's 2011 Commencement Speech at Northwestern University. We suggest starting from the 15 minute mark.