29 MAY 2022 WorldWide Drilling Resource® www.starironworks.com 257 Caroline Street Punxsutawney, PA 15767 800-927-0560 • 814-427-2555 Fax: 814-427-5164 SERVING THE WATER WELL INDUSTRY Serving the Drilling Industry Learning vs. Unlearning by Tim Connor Learning is either a passive or active process, but unlearning must be, and can only be, an active process. First, a few important questions. What if you are learning stuff you don't need, will never use, or is a waste of time and resources? What if you are learning stuff that is wrong or just really temporary? What if you are not learning what is or could be the most valuable lessons of your life as you move forward? What if some of your prejudices, opinions, history, attitudes - whatever - are preventing you from learning what you need to learn to be happy, successful, or content? Stupid questions? You decide. One more - do you need to unlearn some stuff to finally achieve the dreams, success, happiness, or goals you want to be a part of your future? What do I mean by unlearning? Two quick and probably dumb examples, but they will make it clear what I am talking about. The earth is flat. Well, that's what everyone thought for a long time. Then they had to unlearn it as the old information was proven to be wrong. So, unlearning old stuff - or learning new things - is really a moot point. What matters is the old information was replaced with new information when you let it or were ready for it. Second example. When I was in college (long, long time ago) in a premed program, Connor continued on page 32.