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Steel Manning your Position

The sun dipped low on the horizon, casting long shadows across the cobblestone streets of the bustling city. Amidst the crowds, there was a man who seemed out of place yet somehow at home. He was Thomas, a modest man who possessed a quiet strength that belied his circumstances.

As he made his way through the crowded marketplace, Thomas couldn't help but reflect on the words of John Dewey.

The belief that all genuine education comes about through experience does not mean that all experiences are genuinely or equally educative.
— John Dewey (1859-1952)

It was a notion that resonated deeply with him, a recognition that true wisdom was not simply acquired over time but rather through the discernment of one's experiences.

Despite his humble circumstances, Thomas had always strived to seek experiences that would enrich his understanding of the world. Whether through his interactions with others or his daily challenges, he approached each situation with an open mind and a willingness to learn.

No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing.
Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014)

He understood this sentiment all too well. While he may have lacked material wealth, Thomas knew that true richness lay in the depth of his experiences and character.

As the evening wore on, Thomas was drawn to a quaint cafe in a quiet corner of the city. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee filled the air as he settled into a cozy corner booth, lost in thought.

It was here, amidst the gentle hum of conversation and the soft glow of candlelight, that Thomas found solace in the simplicity of life. In that moment, surrounded by the warmth of his reflections, he realized that true wealth could not be measured in gold or silver but in the richness of the human experience.

And so, with a contented smile, Thomas sipped his coffee and embraced the day's lessons, knowing each moment was an opportunity for growth and enlightenment. Ultimately, it was not the size of his bank account that defined him but rather the depth of his understanding and the richness of his soul.

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