I hate school, but I love learning

For whatever reason, I’ve never liked school that much. I excelled in school all the way through high school. And while it was sort of nice to get a pat on the back for performance, I never really felt that proud about my accomplishments in school. When friends went on to graduate schools, law schools, medical schools, I decided to go abroad to teach English in Japan and see what was out in the world.

More and more, I no longer see long years of formal schooling in the U.S. as a highly valuable or necessary accomplishment. However, the drive to constantly learn is more important than anything. I’ve found that the willingness and desire to constantly experiment is the foundation of improving one’s body (and probably one’s own life). I consider myself blessed to work with a team that loves to learn by doing. And I’m further blessed to work with clients who are willing to commit to a path that seems a bit uncharted.

The things we learn together make my life interesting, and the little victories we all achieve have a greater impact on me than any graduation ceremony. 😃

I’m committed to continuous learning. For me, it happens every day and every week on many fronts. I often am surprised at how much I learn from week to week simply by being open to the things my body and my clients teach me.

(This post is in no way meant to denigrate those who have lots of schooling or who themselves have gotten high value from their formal educations!)


About the Author

Matt Hsu is a trainer and orthopedic massage therapist. He fought a long battle with chronic pain all over his body and won. He blends the principles he learned in his journey, empirical observations with clients, and relevant research to help others get their lives back.