#1 Getting Started

I am here today because I want to learn the things you can’t learn in school. School is great for calculus, and American history, and learning the parts of a cell, but there’s a lot that can’t be covered in a classroom. I want to learn about other people, and their stories, their motivations and beliefs. I believe empathy is one of the most important human traits, and it is hard to understand other people and connect with them within the structure of a classroom. Picking a topic that is relevant to our community and learning as much as I can about it sounds like a great way to encounter new stories and new perspectives. I hope that What’s the Story will allow me to learn more about others and more about myself in the process.

I wasn’t sure what picture encapsulated who I am in the context of WTS, so this is me with my dog Lila, so know you know I like dogs, and maybe you like dogs and then we have that connection of liking dogs and what a cool thing that is. I can’t wait to meet y’all and talk about dogs or maybe even other subjects, who knows?

Lucy Groves

3 Responses to “#1 Getting Started

  • I really appreciate that you are here because of empathy. Seriously I can’t think of a better reason. The world needs educated, thinking, and feeling individuals, and listening to stories just might be an essential part of that mix. I would say I’d here for the same reason, but I don’t know if I could have articulated it so well. Thank you for that.

    Including a photo of your dog just reinforces that idea, that of empathy. Most pet owners, or pet lovers, seem to know this instinctively, that ability to create relationship without words.

  • Hey Lucy!

    You, Riley, and myself are in a group and I’m super duper excited. I also love dogs so there’s that, but after reading your first blog post I am beyond excited to engage in discourse with you. I completely understand the truth you’re laying down about the environment of a classroom. I hope that we can have a fun time in the course, and grow as people.


  • Hi, Lucy!
    Of course, I love dogs too! Also, unlike Olympia, I’m not very good at making my writing sound scholarly!
    One thing that we have in common is the feeling of empathy, and that feeling driving us to join this course. I understand why we need to learn calculus and the makeup of a cell, but like you, I want to learn about people and their stories. Not only that, I would like to have the chance to help them. Why only learn facts when there is no emotion or feeling of a backstory to go along with it?

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