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23 years later – educated, schooled or learned?

After almost 23 years of being in school, you would think that one has had enough education to last the rest of their lifetime (considering that average lifespan is about 60 years on this side of the globe).  Well, for many this is usually just the beginning. This was also the case for me.  Let me explain…


May 5, 2012 | 1:22 pm




Thinking back on people, not books

A shot of my university in Mainz

Last year, I finished my degree in American studies, political science and communications. That means I’ve completed the long journey through Germany’s educational institutions: elementary school, the Gymnasium (high school) and the university are all behind me now.

I think I’ve had a lot of freedom, especially starting in the 11th grade. That’s when we’re able to start choosing some courses that we want to focus on and like the most. But when we think back to our time in school, we remember the people more than all of the studying.


May 3, 2012 | 6:52 pm