I Am An Autodidact

a self-taught person. prefers to learn on their own as opposed to a formal education. 119 People

    Sometimes It Gets a Bit Odd...

    ...being so DIY. I have spells when I'm really sleepy but can't get to sleep because I want to do something. Or times when I'm just letting my body rest(like after a long hand-sewing session) and I'm feeling such a rush of energy to do something. Imagine butterflies in your...
    MalignantMercy MalignantMercy
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 19, 2009

    Until now, I've been making time outside formal

    schooling to look up other things in the library and in the internet to learn and to add to my knowledge base or skill set. I think it has helped me become more independent and resourceful. (Recently, most of my time has been eaten up by hospital work and studying solely for med...
    twelves twelves
    Oct 23, 2014


    I hope I'm not the only one...
    paradoxical paradoxical
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2008

    Constant Improvement

    I fully expect to pursue 2 or 3 careers just to keep up with my appetite for new experiences and knowledge. I expect to become an independent consultant of some sort, so I will want to be able to run my own office. I do not trust others much, so I will need to understand the...
    otherincome otherincome
    Jul 18, 2010

    Not Feeling Supported By My Parents

    For the longest time, I just wanted someone to sympathize with me my problems.  I just wanted someone to care.  They don't have to relate... though that'd be nice, (though I feel horrible because then I'd feel I wish others went through the same thing. ) but it's...
    Ruki Ruki
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2009

    Because Of This They Don't Hire Me :p

    the best art teacher is natural experience, because there is no authority or discipline forcing or limiting the freedom of expression in art
    Pane Pane
    41-45, M
    Mar 18, 2011

    Homeschooled College Student...

    Self teaching math (college level algebra, trig, and calculus) so I can feel comfortable with the art/science of mathematics in my OWN time, instead of on someone else's schedule, while handing them my money.  I tried college for awhile, before I knew who I really was, and...
    somegirl12345678 somegirl12345678
    2 Responses May 5, 2010

    Learning Is Gooooood

    My 6th grade social studies teacher used to have us say it with him, "Learning is Gooood!" He was a fun and interesting man. However my life in schools was one of boredom and annoyance. I learned quickly and then found myself getting into trouble out of boredom. I barely finished...
    Originsoffire Originsoffire
    26-30, M
    Apr 15, 2012


    I run a convention (I would say chairman of the board counts somewhat as running) every year that is working on becoming an 'educational' 501c.3 non profit, through the idea of bringing autodidacts together, to introduce each other to our newest passions, and old-hat skills...
    malthius411 malthius411
    31-35, M
    1 Response Nov 10, 2008

    Yes That'S Me

    It isn't easy, never has been and it's never going to be something I finish. It will just be something I will always do until I no longer have the ability. I know no other way and I prefer it. Sure I have and do learn things from others but not as often as I teach myself how...
    2cool4school 2cool4school
    1 Response May 30, 2013


    I am just obsessed with learning and absorbing knowledge. A little bit like a sponge at times. I know a lot about a wide range of subjects, but sometimes it seems like people around me think I'm trying to make them feel stupid, though I really am not. I just love to learn.
    vsethbreding vsethbreding
    31-35, M
    1 Response May 30, 2013

    Absorb everything remotely considered knowledge

    and you will be infinitely better after, than before. I always feel like a brand new person after.
    khewster khewster
    36-40, F
    Sep 23, 2014

    There are no limitations

    when I have a well of the worlds knowledge within my reach. Formal or traditional education seems so stifling.
    gabriellakora gabriellakora
    22-25, F
    Dec 7, 2013

    I Find It Difficult To Say This

    Most people won't know what you mean when you say you are an autodidact, and it is so pretentious to mention being an autodidact to someone (who doesn't know what it means) that I find it too elitist to utter. However I am wholeheartedly an autodidact, but I love direction. Show...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 16, 2013
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