Finding and Losing

by Peter Saint-Andre

There is no education, in the end,
But that which you yourself alone provide.
Though you believe some teacher is your friend,
Discovery is what you find inside.

Despite these truths, the truth that you must find
May be a track that you will fully lose —
In someone else's thought submerge your mind —
And only then emerge with your own muse.

(cf. Human, All Too Human, Volume II, Part II, §267, §306)

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